[GreenKeys] News item for WC2XPF (fwd)

From: Stan Barr <stanb_at_dial.pipex.com>
Date: Sat Mar 16 03:13:49 2002


philip_at_awale.qc.ca said:
> On 15-Mar-2002 John Lawson wrote:
> > The code was the first 8-bit standard code that allowed characters, such
> > as those found on a keyboard, to be represented by the same codes on
> > many different kinds of computers.
> Wasn't ASCII orignally 7-bit?

AFAIK it still is. Ayway, characters > 127 differ between machines.

> > "He traveled all over the world defining what this code would represent.
> > This is the code that is still used in PCs today," Silberg said.
> Huh?! All over the world, but didn't seem to stray to a
> non-english-speaking country. ASCII serves very poorly for those of us
> who need accents.

ISO 646 was supposed to deal with that problem...but how many computers
support it?

Stan Barr  stanb_at_dial.pipex.com
The future was never like this!
Received on Sat Mar 16 2002 - 03:13:49 GMT

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