[XOM-interest] Obscure encodings

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Jan 2 14:22:30 EST 2004

At 2:12 PM -0500 1/2/04, John Cowan wrote:

>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.

Interesting. In that case, should XOM escape all C1 characters when 
using ISO-8859-1? or the other ISO 8859 sets? Java maps the range 
128-159 into the C1 controls (except for TIS-620) but could or do 
other transcoders behave differently?

The Unicode mapping tables for ISO 8859-1 (and 8859-11) do map the 
characters from 128-159 onto the Unicode code points 128-159, one to 


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   elharo at metalab.unc.edu
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)

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