Two chickens in every pot, and an ASCII in every code page

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/05/26 15:02 -04:00, original URI:

Francisco Moraes asked in the Suggestion Box:

Are there any code pages (exception EBCDIC) where the normal 7-bit ASCII characters are in different code points, ie, letter A is not found at 0x41?


In the narrow sense of the world of [Microsoft] Windows 'ANSI' code pages, [IBM] 'OEM' code pages, and [ISO] 8859-n code pages that are supported on Windows, the answer to this a cautious yes.

The caution is because I have run across those who feel that the the issue with the Japanese Yen and the Korean Won is a good example of an exception to this rule, though personally I feel that since they are all path separators that this is actually okay....


This post (like numerous others!) brought to you proudly by "\", "¥", and "" (U+005c, U+00a5, and U+20a9, a.k.a. REVERSE SOLIDUS, YEN SIGN, and WON SIGN)

# Maurits [MSFT] on 31 May 2006 6:56 PM:

Er, you mean a cautious "no", I presume.

The possible answers are:

"no, there aren't any such code pages"
"yes: specifically, code pages X, Y, and Z"

# Michael S. Kaplan on 31 May 2006 8:40 PM:

I meant a cautious 'yes' given the aforementioned issue -- there are indeed some are different. :-)

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