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Naïvely Latin-1

Delphi Haven – Just checking out DelphiFeeds.com, I see a post at the top which makes an error (or at least veers towards it) that I find weirdly irritating: conflating ASCII with the Windows Latin-1 codepage. Let’s get some things clear: Latin-1 covers more than just modern English. Latin-1 is itself a full 8 bit code page in the sense of having code points with values greater than 127. Many of these code points are needed even for basic English. (That this is typically with respect to French loan words is neither here nor there.) Consequently, for ‘human-readable’ case conversions, ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? CR @ 2010-01-23 13:22


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