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Re: International characters in German names
Posted by: Moran, John Date: January 09, 2000 at 10:54:19
In Reply to: Re: International characters in German names by Paul E. Lawrence of 11492

From the MS windows 95 Resource Kit "Manual".

"Windows 95 does not provide support for multiple Windows Code pages. Just as with earlier versions of Windows, all international versions of Windows 95 are based on a single Windows code page of 256 code points. The following international versions of Windows 95 are available.

The book then goes on . . .

"United States. This version of Windows 95 is based on the American Standards Institute (ANSI)Windows code page (1252). This is the code page used for most of the single-byte [8 bit]language versions in North America, South America, Western Europe, Scandinavia, South Pacific, Africa and Asia. This version will be available in English, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portugese, Danish, Finnish, language editions. This version also forms the basis for all other versions."

The book then goes on to describe code pages used for countries not included above...

Paul, as to Windows use of Code Pages with the ALT key,it is my understanding that the default Windows codepage for MSDOS is ASCII (850) [Alt xxx], and the Default Windows codepage for Windows is ANSI (1252) [Alt 0xxx].

Either method will seem to work identically in the United States version of Windows for certain duplicated characters if the right keystrokes are entered, but nonetheless different codepages are being accessed.

-john-


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