Talk:Vietnamese Standard Code for Information Interchange

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Is viscii actually an official standard?[edit]

Given that is has standard in its name i think thats a point that needs clarification. Plugwash 03:03, 30 October 2005 (UTC)

Depends on your defintion of official. It isn't a government standard.
From http://www.vnet.org/vietstd/report/rep92.htm
Viet-Std: A non-profit group of overseas Vietnamese and other professionals working on software & hardware standards for the Vietnamese language.
It's similial to TSCII. And both groups failed to implement their encoding preference in Unicode, as ISO will only accept input from national standards bodies and the Unicode consortium only encoded pre-composed characters if required by an existing national standard.
Pjacobi 17:44, 30 October 2005 (UTC)
hmm at least according to the map given here every character in VISCII has a corresponding precomposed character in unicode. Plugwash 17:46, 4 November 2005 (UTC)
Viscii is not an official standard for VN (where most Vietnamese speakers live) and I've never actually seen it used. I've seen VNI-encoded fonts and Unicode-encoded fonts, but never Viscii.
tphcm--208.51.23.195 05:17, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

VISCII is a historical Internet standard created by Vietnamese speakers in the United States. Apparently it is not the official character set endorsed by the Vietnam standardization authorities. That seems to be VSCII alias VN5712-2 as it is officially registered as ISO-IR-180. We still need a Wikipedia article about VSCII. Roman Czyborra 01:16, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

comparable to ISO/IEC 8859-1[edit]

Some original research: comparing VISCII to ISO/IEC 8859-1, I'd say the VISCII developers oriented themselves on ISO/IEC 8859-1 (or other character sets of the ISO/IEC 8859 family) to have similar looking characters be placed at the same code points. --Abdull 12:06, 7 June 2007 (UTC)