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From a correspondent in
.lt (2003 Jul 25):
Default codepage for Baltic languages (Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian) should be ISO 8859-13 (Latin-7) instead of current PuTTY's default ISO 8859-4 (Latin-4). ISO 8859-4 is deprecated, and Windows Baltic codepage (CP1257) is basically ISO 8859-13 with several control symbols.
ISO 8859-13 is the standard codepage in Latvia and Lithuania. I think ISO 8859-15 is standard in Estonia, but this codepage was standartized only recently, and in Windows, CP1257 is still Estonia's default.
Since we don't know any better, this change is implemented as of 2003-10-08.
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