Hi!

* Daniel Bretoi; 2003-12-17, 19:03 UTC:
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 02:31:32PM +0900, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > In message "non-english characters"
> >     on 03/12/17, Daniel Bretoi <lists / debonair.net> writes:
> > 
> > |how do I match non-english alphabetical characters? Such as the german
> > |double-s ? (
> > 
> > Which encoding do you wish to use?
> 
> I'm not sure, how can I find out what the germans use? and once I
> know that part, how do I use it?

For German you can use an awful lot of different encodings :-| Take a
look at the charsets listed at http://dwd.da.ru/charsets/index.html

Most likely ISO 8859-1, ISO 8859-15, or UTF-8 are used but ISO 8859-2
is also in use. The ISO charsets have Umlauts and in identical
positions. So the question reduces to UTF-8 vs. ISO-8859 (Windows
Codepages those one would consider are ISO 8859 charsets with
additional characters in the 128..159 region that is unused by the
ISO 8859 charsets.

Josef 'Jupp' SCHUGT
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