PMP Mail Archive: PMP> How "wide" open is Alternative 4? Only 50 out of 211

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> How "wide" open is Alternative 4? Only 50 out of 211

PMP> How "wide" open is Alternative 4? Only 50 out of 211

Tom Hastings (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 14:23:09 PDT

Somehow I missed 17 IBM code sets, including code page 850,
Macintosh set
HP Roman8
GOST_19768-74 (a Russian set)
a few others, so the total is around 50 out of 211, not 25.

that all have US-ASCII in code positions 32 to 126.

Sorry,
Tom

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>I looked at the 211 coded character sets that are currently registered
>with IANA and only about 25 of them meet the Printer MIB alternative 4
>that US-ASCII are in code positions 32 to 126. They are:
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>US-ASCII itself
>the 11 ISO 8858-n standards (6 Latin standards, plus Latin-Greek,
>Latin-Cyrillic, Latin-Hebrew, and Latin-Arabic).
>5 Microsoft extensions to 5 Latin sets for Windows
>CSA_Z243.4-1985-gr (A Canadian Latin-Greek)
>IEC P27-1 (which I didn't recognize what it was)
>JIS C6226-1978 (old JIS Kanji Standard)
>JIS C6226-1983 (Alias: JIS_X0208-1983 - newer JIS Kanji Standard)
>Shift JIS (A Microsoft US-ASCII, plus Katakana, plus Kanji multi-byte set)
>GB 2312-80 (PCL Symbol Set Id: 18C) (PRC Chinese Kanji)
>UTF-8
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>I'm not sure about the Koren national standard (KS_C_5601-1987),
>whether it can be or is used with US-ASCII in 32 to 126.
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>Most of them are ones designed for particular host platforms that
>applications run under.
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>Tom
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