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Re: Locale/default encoding table

From: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:27:22 +1100
Message-ID: <4AD5451A.6010306@vicnet.net.au>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>


Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>   
>   
>> It may work for an individual user. But, it doesn't sound like someone 
>> offering a localized browser product for Ossetian users inside Russia 
>> would have much success that way.
>>     
>
> It basically depends on what Ossetian users have been using before having 
> a dedicated localised product.
>
>   
There seems to be two fundamentally different approaches to fall back, 
when basing fall back on UI of language

Selected a legacy encoding that fully supports the language, if the user 
agent does not support an appropriate encoding,

1) use UTF-8 as the fall back.

2) base selection of fall back legacy encoding on another language 
widely used by target user group, i.e. if language is a non-national 
language, select a national language and use that to choose the fall 
back legacy encoding.

Although the second approach in some cases can draw ua developers into 
political disputes.

Andrew

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