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Re: Locale/default encoding table

From: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:46:03 +1100
Message-ID: <4AD5578B.7010905@vicnet.net.au>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> So where does Windows 1252 as default for Bengali, Tamil etc fit in here?

a rhetorical question?

maybe because the dominance of English in Indian web content? And before 
the uptake of Unicode for Indian web content, most developers used hacks?

Its always difficult to explain to end users why web pages in their 
languages don't display correctly in web browsers, or why they can't use 
their language in common web 2.0 or social networking environments. By 
end users , i mean users with limited IT knowledge.


Andrew Cunningham
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