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Re: De facto Thai encodings

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 12:02:18 +0000 (UTC)
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805221201451.12911@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 17 Mar 2008, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 
> The draft says:
> > when a user agent would otherwise use the ISO-8859-11 encoding, it must
> > instead use the Windows-874 encoding
> 
> The spec should also say that TIS-620 maps to Windows-874.

Done.


> Of ISO-8859-11, TIS-620 and Windows-874, only TIS-620 is a registered 
> IANA name. Thus, it isn't possible to declare the actual encoding in an 
> IANA-correct way. However, Firefox 3, Opera 9.5 and Safari 3 recognize 
> all three names. Perhaps the spec should require all the three be 
> recognized.

Not sure what to do about that.


> Finally, it seems that all these map to a version of Windows-874 that 
> support euro (Windows-874-2000?).

Not sure what to say here either. Do you have a reference?

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