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[REBOL] Rebol Tech, please answer. Two questions. Re:(8)

From: holger:rebol at: 12-Sep-2000 11:09

On Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at 09:30:22AM -0800, [slong--customcpu--com] wrote:
> What was the ISO encoding did Amiga use for the A2000 systems?
Amiga did not use ISO at all. The ISO 7-bit encodings are obsolete now. They were used on 8-bit machines only, back in the times when the overall character set only had 7 bits, and the high bit was used for something different (parity, inverted output, italics etc.). AmigaOS uses ECMA-Latin-1/94, the official international character set in the western world. It includes all characters that were formerly used in the various ISO country-specific encodings. MacOS and most other operating systems developed around that time use the same encoding. Exceptions were HP (for Laserjet), Wang (WISCII), MS-DOS (PC-8) and a few others. Nowadays Unicode and UTF-8 are prefered. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]