Windows code pages are sets of characters or code pages (known as character encodings in other operating systems) used in Microsoft Windows from the 1980s and 1990s. Windows code pages were gradually superseded when Unicode was implemented in Windows, although they are still supported both within Windows and other platforms.
There are two groups of code pages used in pre-Windows NT systems: OEM and ANSI code pages. Code pages in both of these groups are extended ASCII code pages.
Famous quotes containing the words windows, code and/or pages:
“Try speaking. Say Hello!
What do you hear?
I hear an empty room
You know it sounds that way. And yes, I hear
I think I hear a clock and windows rattling....”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“Wise Draco comes, deep in the midnight roll
Of black artillery; he comes, though late;
In code corroborating Calvins creed
And cynic tyrannies of honest kings;
He comes, nor parlies; and the Town, redeemed,
Gives thanks devout; nor, being thankful, heeds
The grimy slur on the Republics faith implied,
Which holds that Man is naturally good,
Andmoreis Natures Roman, never to be
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness: expanding in five hundred pages an idea that could be perfectly explained in a few minutes. A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer a summary, a commentary.”
—Jorge Luis Borges (18991986)