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RE: a few problems in O-charset-lang.html

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 08:41:39 +0100
To: "'Martin Duerst'" <duerst@w3.org>, "'Jungshik Shin'" <jshin@i18nl10n.com>, <www-international@w3.org>, <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040730074139.712BB4F068@homer.w3.org>

And I have added to the warning. It now reads:

"Warning: The material on this page is no longer maintained and is very old
and outdated!
We recommend the use of UTF-8 wherever possible."

I'm wondering whether we shouldn't remove all other content from the page.

Note that we no longer intentionally link to this document from the
International site.


Richard Ishida

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Martin Duerst
> Sent: 30 July 2004 04:39
> To: Jungshik Shin; www-international@w3.org; public-i18n-geo@w3.org
> Subject: Re: a few problems in O-charset-lang.html
> At 11:48 04/07/30 +0900, Jungshik Shin wrote:
> >A recent email on Windows-31J led me to take a look at the
> >
> >http://www.w3.org/International/O-charset-lang.html
> >
> >There are a few problems with the document.
> >
> >It lists a 7-year-old statistics (probably taken with a not-so-good 
> >sample even then) of the frequency of character encodings 
> used on the 
> >web. The web and the internet have changed a lot since 1997 and I'm 
> >afraid the statistics gives a  misleading impression to some people 
> >that Windows-1252 can cover the vast majority of web pages. It'd be 
> >nice to replace that stat. with a recent one. If it's not 
> easy to find 
> >a new statistics, I think either that part has to be removed or a 
> >prominent disclaimer should be added.
> I have added a warning at the top of the page.
> Regards,    Martin.
> >Another problem is that it uses 'kr' (the country code for 
> Republic of 
> >Korea/South Korea) in place of 'ko' (the language code for Korean).
> >I also found that Chinese (both zh-TW and zh-CN) is not 
> listed (it's a 
> >partial list, but still not listing Chinese seems a bit strange.)
> >
> >Jungshik
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