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Encoding vs. TES[edit]

HZ is a TES, Transfer Encoding Syntax, see UTR17, of GB2312, not a character encoding proper. Nor is it a national standard. If at all kept in this template it should be in the misc section.

Similarly, UTF-7 is also a TES, not a UTF (despite the name). So I was thinking of removing UTF-7 from this template. It's included in the "Table Unicode" template, and I think that is enough.

/keka (talk) 08:40, 21 July 2009 (UTC)


I've tried to group certain encodings in a "logical" way. For instance, even if the GOST standard is/was a national standard, it's for 4, 5, and 6-bit character encodings. Not something used in modern computers. So it's amongst "misc" items. Likewise, HKSCS is near Big5 and CP950 since they are so closely related. Etc.

keka (talk) 08:59, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

The Big5-HKSCS encoding is not really supported by Windows. Windows 950 should not be considered HKSCS compatible by default. Windows Vista only supports the Unicode characters of Big5-HKSCS. Microsoft HKSCS —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:57, 26 July 2009 (UTC)


UTF-8, read that article please. It is not a "single character" (like horizontal tabulation, backspace etc.), it is a piece of encoding troubles related to line separation. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 09:06, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Missing codepages[edit]

I notice, that there are a few code pages messing, namely the following

Code page 708 (Arabic ASMO);
Code page 851 (Greek III);
Code page 853 (Latin III);
Code page 868 (IBM Persian);
Code page 934 (MS-DOS Korean);
Code page 938 (MS-DOS Taiwanese);
Code page 999 (Yugoslavian ASCII-7).

I have the Korean edition of MS-DOS 6.2, which uses code page 934. It, and code page 938, are also referenced in MS-DOS 6.22 COUNTRY.TXT file.

MS-DOS code page 999 seems to be the code page version of the Yugoslavian ASCII-7 codepage, commonly used especially in Croatia and Slovenia before the advent of code page 852. One notable user of it is the Slovenia SAOP programming corporation's software.

Code page 708 is referenced in Windows. As for 851, 853, and 868, I've seen specifications of them on Google. - (talk) 16:15, 22 August 2010 (UTC)