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character encoding

From: Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:04:31 -0500
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
CC: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Dick Bulterman <Dick.Bulterman@cwi.nl>
Message-ID: <C7A8072F.A3BB%geoff_freed@wgbh.org>

Regarding our SRT discussion, here's a new question.  How does SRT handle different character encodings-- Windows, UTF-8, UTF-16, Shift-JIS, Big5, etc.-- without using byte order marks (BOM), which are *not* required by unicode?  In other words, how is a UA going to intuit character encodings if they are not explicitly declared (which they *would* be in an XML document)?

Thanks.
Geoff
Received on Monday, 22 February 2010 15:05:03 GMT

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