• speaking of dead weight

    From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Richard Menedetter on Thu Jun 14 14:02:36 2018
    Hallo Richard!

    "Code Page 437 MS-DOS Latin US"
    That is an alias I did not hear/read before either ;)

    I looked it up on the link you provided and didn't see where they refer to "Code Page 437 MS-DOS Latin US" as an alias. In fact that page is seriously lacking in any usable information. However the onboard documentation /usr/lib/gconv/gconv-modules provided by glibc states;

    -={ grep 437// /usr/lib/gconv/gconv-modules }=-
    alias CP437// IBM437//
    alias 437// IBM437//
    alias CSPC8CODEPAGE437// IBM437//
    alias OSF100201B5// IBM437//
    module IBM437// INTERNAL IBM437 1 module INTERNAL IBM437// IBM437 1

    According to the above CP437 is an alias for IBM437. I checked with iana.org and they confirm CP437, 437 and CSPC8CODEPAGE437 but make no mention of IBM437 ... or MS-DOS for that matter. Anyhow the above information provides very useful information for the DOS-think fidonet sysops who are forced to use golded or msged to provide themselves a handicapped communication encoding for fidonet echoareas. Tsk, tsk.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to Maurice Kinal on Thu Jun 14 16:39:02 2018
    Hi Maurice!

    14 Jun 2018 14:02, from Maurice Kinal -> Richard Menedetter:

    "Code Page 437 MS-DOS Latin US"
    That is an alias I did not hear/read before either ;)
    I looked it up on the link you provided and didn't see where they
    refer to "Code Page 437 MS-DOS Latin US" as an alias.

    Maybe you should look a bit closer then?

    Let me help you with a direct link then: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc195060.aspx

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Richard Menedetter on Thu Jun 14 14:49:00 2018
    Hallo Richard!

    Maybe you should look a bit closer then?

    I even did a search of that page for the word "alias" which returns "Search string not found".

    Let me help you with a direct link then: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc195060.aspx

    That is exactly the same. Absolutley no useful information. I don't see what use stating "Code Page 437 MS-DOS Latin US" provides. Would it be useful to golded+ configuration?

    Wait a minute ... I see "Is this page helpful? Yes No" near the bottom of the page. Do you think I should answer it? :-)

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Huil niet om mij, ik heb vi.
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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to Maurice Kinal on Sun Jul 8 21:11:28 2018
    Hi Maurice!

    14 Jun 2018 14:49, from Maurice Kinal -> Richard Menedetter:

    I don't see what use stating "Code Page 437 MS-DOS Latin US" provides.

    It was because somebody wrote that he never heard of DOS Latin 1.
    So I provided that link from Microsoft to show him that there are people who call CP437 DOS Latin 1.
    No more no less.

    Would it be useful to golded+ configuration?

    No

    Wait a minute ... I see "Is this page helpful? Yes No" near the bottom
    of the page. Do you think I should answer it? :-)

    Sure ... why not.
    They have asked!

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Richard Menedetter on Mon Jul 9 16:05:22 2018
    Hallo Richard!

    It was because somebody wrote that he never heard of DOS Latin 1.

    I fail to see where it claims "Latin 1", although I have seen a few hits that claim CP437 as upper or higher ascii which of course doesn't really exist except in the minds of those who don't really know what they're talking about.
    However the particular link in question doesn't make such a claim. In fact they don't actually make any meaningful claim to anything.

    They have asked!

    Yes but there were only two answers, one of which is wrong while the other lacking as to my true feelings on the question, not that it really matters in any significant way.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Huil niet om mij, ik heb vi.
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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to Maurice Kinal on Thu Jul 12 13:11:10 2018
    Hi Maurice!

    Let me sum it up for you:
    Question: What does M$ call CP437 then????
    Answer (with link to prove it): "Code Page 437 MS-DOS Latin US"

    I hope you understand now.
    End of topic for me.
    I think everything has been said.

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From Benny Pedersen@2:230/0 to Richard Menedetter on Fri Jul 13 10:22:54 2018
    Hello Richard!

    12 Jul 2018 13:11, Richard Menedetter wrote to Maurice Kinal:

    Question: What does M$ call CP437 then????
    Answer (with link to prove it): "Code Page 437 MS-DOS Latin US"

    +1

    I hope you understand now.

    +1

    End of topic for me.

    +1

    I think everything has been said.

    but not writed :)


    Regards Benny

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