Whither code pages 1.25012511252125E+26 and 2.50125112521253E+25 ????

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/11/14 10:01 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/11/14/6198491.aspx


Over in the microsoft.public.win32.programmer.internatiomnal newsgroup, Norman Diamond mentioned:

Since Office XP is no longer supported, code pages 1.25012511252125E+26 and 2.50125112521253E+25 are obviously old ones not new ones. I wonder why I never heard of floating point code pages before.

Reference:
http://www.microsoft.com/japan/office/ork/three/inte03.mspx

Screenshot:
http://www.geocities.jp/hitotsubishi/ms_code_pages.png

Well, for the record, Office XP, while no longer in regular support, is in extended support until July 12, 2011. So support will in fact be supporting the product for a little whole yet, in terms of the full product lifecycle....

But that page Norman pointed to is rather amusing, all things considered, given the data in the table related to code page coverage within fonts....

When you consider entries like 932936950 for MingLiU, which are clearly meant to be 932, 936, 950, the exact number meant by 1.25012511252125E+26 vaguely suggests 1250, 1251, 1252, 125<cut off by the incorrect parsing as a number), which is lucky since none of the code page functions take anything other than integers....

Worthy of a chuckle, in any case, right? :-)

 

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Serge Wautier on 14 Nov 2007 3:00 PM:

When I have the blues, I go to microsoft.public.win32.programmer.internatiomnal and hope to find a new of these entertaining discussions between Normand and Normand ;-)


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