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Remapping charsets

From: Mirsad Todorovac <tm@rasips1.rasip.etf.hr>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 18:13:56 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199607111613.SAA00832@rasips1.rasip.etf.hr>
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In few last messages regarding charsets, I was to notice that many troubles
could be handled via some character remapping mechanism.

How this should work is as follows:

-	let's suppose that browser cannot accept document charset, then
	document should be translated into charset which is supported
	by browser, but lest likely to loose some characters

	(Example: with CP-1250 and iso-8859-2 there are only some
		  swapped blocks of chars, says Dave, so then there should
		  never be a loss in conversion, but we don't need to have
		  both, duplicate versions of documents -- one for UN*X
		  machines, and one for Wind*ws CEE [and still more for
		  other platforms ...]

- conversion mechanism is simple transliteration, different codes are
  being assigned for the same characters

	Mirsad Todorovac
Received on Thursday, 11 July 1996 09:24:00 UTC

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