Pascal Ricard wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hi Spartanicus.
> On Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:48:07 +0200, Spartanicus wrote in message
> > "Jordi Kroon" <jordikATgmailDOTcom@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Are you deliberately misreading? Yes, French characters are included in
> >> ISO-8859-1, but NOT in the range 128 to 159.
> > It must be my lack of knowledge on these issues. When I use Alt+128 -
> > Alt+159 my editor produces this:
> > http://homepage.ntlworld.com/spartanicus/iso-8859-1.htm
> This is from a MS system point of view, I guess.
> For interroperability reasons, this range of characters should not be used
> in communications. If the transport protocol is 7 bit based (some 7 bit
> servers may still exist), the 8th bit is lost, and this range becomes the
> 0-31 one (control chars) which can leads into problems...
> Furthermore, there may be other chars in that range on other systems (Mac,
> Atari, Amiga...).
Thus, genuine ASCII symbols stop at 126. (127 is a control character.)