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Re: HTML5 Issue 11 (encoding detection): I18N WG response...

From: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 17:29:06 +1000
Message-ID: <4A8CFB42.3010901@vicnet.net.au>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@amazon.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:

> On Aug 20, 2009, at 10:15, Phillips, Addison wrote:
>> Setting UTF-8 as a default may produce the dreaded "black diamonds" 
>> on the screen. But so too choosing the wrong encoding at (relative) 
>> random.
> The thing is, the indication of the user's locale is not random data 
> on a personal computer. It's works rather well when people read Web 
> pages in their local language and in English, which is the common 
> thing to do.
in that case you'd need to implement language specific encoding fall 
backs rather than geographical fullbacks.

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