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Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 03:50:07 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: revised incremental mode and charset files

On 28 Apr, 2013, at 3:38 , Solar Designer <> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 03:32:28AM +0200, magnum wrote:
>> CP1252 is a superset of ISO-8859-1, with some of the ancient "control codes", that are not used anymore, being replaced with characters. That is the beauty of it. It work perfectly for strict ISO-8859-1 too.
> My question was about what you put in the file, not what cp1252 is. ;-)

Sorry, I was addressing a broader audience. The real answer is: I converted rockyou.txt to cp1252 line by line, and ditched anything that did not apply.

> If the file is specifically for cp1252, maybe just call it cp1252.chr?
> I wouldn't have the question then. :-)

99.1415927% of John users would not have the slightest clue what that means. This is why I start to think Latin1 is a very good name. Let's call it latin1.chr and -inc=latin1. Although personally I'm still fine with ansi. Not that it's good (it's horrible) but it has some legacy meaning.


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