[XML-SIG] XML and Unicode

Mark Nottingham mnot@mnot.net
Wed, 23 May 2001 15:55:02 -0700

On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 12:37:03AM +0200, Martin v. Loewis wrote:

> There simply is no em-dash in ISO-8859-1; this is a Microsoft
> invention.  Microsoft organizes character sets in code pages (an idea
> taken from IBM). For Code Page 1252, we have the character assignments
> P.S. If you have a browser that displays '\x96' as EN DASH even if the
> encoding is ISO-8859-1, this browser is broken - it should treat the
> character as START OF GUARDED AREA. 

Ah! That explains it. Thank you very much. Both IE and Mozilla
display this character as an em dash when the encoding is set to
ISO-8859-1 (and a few others). Very confusing.

Thanks again, 

Mark Nottingham