You probably don't want to use Microsoft's code page 21027

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/09/12 23:40 -04:00, original URI:

Late last month, I suggested that you probably don't want to use Microsoft's code page 20269 and then I explained why. Just after that, I had a few choice words about the limitations of code page 1258.

Well, here we go again....

The details? Well, the reason is described by Shawn Steele in a post he did a while ago entitled Code Page 21027 "Extended/Ext Alpha Lowercase".

Though if you have tried using it you are likely already convinced that you must have been drunk at the time or something.... :-)

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I suspect they are all bitter about the inappropriate treatment of U+ff87 and U+ff78 (Battered Character Syndrome is no laughing matter)

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