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[ESW Wiki] Update of "geoUnicodeConsiderationsWhenUpgrading" by Deborah Cawkwell

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 11:34:48 -0000
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The following page has been changed by Deborah Cawkwell:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/geoUnicodeConsiderationsWhenUpgrading


The comment on the change is:
Legacy code pages

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  UTF-16 is often used for the system back-end. 
  
- Unicode is the Document Character Set for HTML and XML (link to http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-doc-charset)
+ [http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-doc-charset Unicode is the Document Character Set for HTML and XML]
  
  === How well is Unicode supported for my end users? ===
  
@@ -72, +72 @@

  
  Font display problems:
  
-    * ISO-8859-1/windows-XXXX: an operating system or browser either has a font installed for that encoding or it doesn't, therefore either the page displays correctly or no characters display (question marks).
+    * Legacy code pages (eg ISO-8859-1/windows-1252): an operating system or browser either has a font installed for that encoding or it doesn't, therefore either the page displays correctly or no characters display (question marks).
     * Unicode: the operating system or browser has fonts for some, but not all, of the codepoints, so when displaying a Unicode page, some of the characters may display correctly whilst others don't because the browser has access to fonts for some of the codepoints but not all (empty rectangles).
  
  ==== Rendering software ====
@@ -111, +111 @@

  === Further reading ===
  
     * [http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-who-uses-unicode FAQ: Who uses Unicode?]
+    * [http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-doc-charset Document Character Set for HTML and XML]
     * [http://www.unicode.org/help/display_problems.html Settings to change to resolve display problems in Unicode]
     * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truetype Information about TrueType font]
     * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opentype Information about OpenType font]
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