[XOM-interest] Obscure encodings

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Fri Jan 2 14:12:05 EST 2004


Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit:

> It turns out there is one difference between TIS-620 and ISO-8859-11, 
> though nothing that can't be worked around. 8859-11 defines 0xA0 as 
> the non-breaking space. TIS-620 does not, leaving this code point 
> undefined.

It's an invariant of all 8859-x standards that NBSP is at A0.

> Also interesting, 8859-11 is the only ISO set I've seen that does not 
> define 80-9F as the C1 controls. It leaves them undefined, probably 
> for compatibility with TIS-620.

A distinction without a difference.  The actual 8859-1 standards
document (http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/ISO-IR/100.pdf) doesn't
define them either.

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