[whatwg] IBM864 mapping of Encoding Standard

Makoto Kato m_kato at ga2.so-net.ne.jp
Fri Apr 20 00:58:52 PDT 2012

Hi Anne.

I have a question of Encoding standard of 

Gecko supports IBM864, but it is different of old IBM864.  It is 
modified to support euro sign due to requested by IBM ([1] and [2]).

Although ICU supports IBM864, this doesn't map euro sign to 0xA7.  Since 
some implementations of web browser use ICU, it may be different per 
browser if using ICU.

You submit encoding detail [3] in repository, but this spec seems to be 
old spec of IBM864.

I think that we should use new mapping supported euro sign [4] instead 
of old mapping.  Or we should remove IBM code pages from spec. How do 
you think?

[1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240596
[2] http://www-01.ibm.com/software/globalization/cp/cp00864.html
[3] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/encoding/raw-file/tip/index-ibm864.txt

-- Makoto Kato

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