Talk:EBCDIC 1047

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Corrections needed[edit]

Hello, this page and all other EBCDIC code page tables need to be revised. There some errors in there. I have tried to correct some of them but it takes too much time. Therefore I'm not using wikipedia as a reference in this matter. — 195.212.29.187 (talk), 10:08:39 2008-08-26

Well that's not very helpful. What corrections are needed, specifically? If you provide a list of more accurate character mappings, other editors can maybe make those changes. But you have to provide the list, and preferably a link to a reliable reference that supports your corrections. — Loadmaster (talk) 16:40, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Conversion table[edit]

The ISO-8859-1 conversion table at the bottom can't be correct. It has newline (0A in ASCII/ISO-8859-1) at position 25, whereas the other table has newline at position 15. --82.99.54.98 (talk) 11:41, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

That's correct. EBCDIC 25 and ASCII 0A are both the "linefeed" (LF) control character. EBCDIC 15 is the "newline" (NL) control character, which has no direct ASCII equivalent (although it could probably be represented by the ASCII sequence CR/LF), but it does logically map to the Unicode control character U+0085 ("newline", NEL). And these are indeed the mappings used in the table in the article. This confusion is exacerbated by the fact that ASCII 0A is nowadays casually referred to as both "linefeed" and "newline"; however, its official (ISO and Unicode) name is "linefeed". And note that the table is presented as a conversion table, not the only possible conversion table. — Loadmaster (talk) 23:36, 13 November 2015 (UTC)