Re: Comments on: "Character Set" Considered Harmful

Glenn Adams (
Wed, 26 Apr 95 23:15:05 EDT

Date: Wed, 26 Apr 95 21:12:31 EDT
From: (Bob Jung)

Yes, most popularly used character code set encodings are ASCII supersets.
Are there any examples of ones that are not?

Shift JIS. It maps \ to YEN SIGN instead of REVERSE SOLIDUS '\'
and it maps ~ to OVERLINE rather than TILDE '~'. See JIS X 0201-1976.

Glenn Adams