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No, in the above I was just further emphasizing what this thread was originally about. OK, fair enough. This discussion started out of someone posting a picture made with IBM Codepage 437...

I think the point in this discussion has been that, without referring to the actual standard number or designation, saying that something is "ANSI" does not mean anything at all. ANSI X3.64 ("Control Sequences for Video Terminals and Peripherals") is one thing, ANSI X3.4-1968 ("American National Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)") is something completely different, ANSI H35.2 ("Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products") is yet another thing again. :)

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Jukka Aho You'll note that I used the word "standards" (emphasis on plural here). The point I'm making here is not *which* particular character set we're talking about, but the fact that...

As far as I know, there is no ANSI-issued standard for IBM Codepage 437.

There we go again. "ANSI character set", without any specific designation. :) Which "ANSI character set"? If by that you mean ANSI X3.4-1968 (aka ASCII-1968), IBM Codepage 437 is a superset of that, so MS-DOS can definitely be viewed as an operating system that is at least backwards compatible with one of the "ANSI character sets" in existence. If you fight the temptation of utilizing non-ASCII symbols in positions 0...31 and 128...255, you might even claim that you're using "an ANSI character set" in MS-DOS.

Then again, ANSI X3.4-1968 is probably not the "ANSI character set" to which you're trying to refer in the above quote. :)

-- znark


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