A proposal for character code compatability

  title={A proposal for character code compatability},
  author={Robert W. Bemer},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • R. W. Bemer
  • Published 1 February 1960
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
The emergence of a single standard from a welter of conflicting precedents depends upon two solutions:selection or development of an adequate and logical standard, phasing out (or peaceful coexistence with) the old varieties. This paper deals with the latter problem and proposes the mechanics for a solution in the area of character codes, as represented by bit combinations. 
2 Citations
Of contraseñas , ! תואמסיס , and 密 码 Character encoding issues for web passwords
It is suggested that most users still actively avoid using characters outside of the original ASCII character set even when allowed to, which may reduce resistance to guessing attacks for passwords chosen by non-English speakers.
Design of an improved transmission/data processing code
Investigation of an improved code which meets transmission requirements and requires very little modification for varied data processing usage is reported on.