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Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 21:56:12 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: revised incremental mode and charset files

On 28 Apr, 2013, at 10:53 , Alexander Cherepanov <> wrote:
> On 2013-04-28 05:50, magnum wrote:
>>> 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.
> The problem with ansi is that your ansi (cp1252) is not my ansi (cp1251). So it's better to avoid this name unless you do something common for all Windows code pages. What you did with RockYou seems to be quite specific to cp1252.
> Another option is to use windows-1252. It's more widespread in some contexts (and Wikipedia redirect cp1252 to it) but it's longer and contains a hyphen.

The problem with using 1252 in any of the forms is that people that need iso-8859-1 might not be aware that it's a subset of cp1252. I renamed it to -inc:Latin1 and latin1.chr in bleeding for now.


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