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Re: Bytes, character encodings and characters

From: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 23:42:40 +0200
Message-ID: <44610CD0.9000102@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Shadi wrote:
>>the reader/processor may need to know that the 
>>textContent was originally UTF-16 in order to decode the 
>>"UTF-16 in ASCII" and reassemble the original content (for 
>>example to display it to the end-user). Or am I overseeing 
>>how you want to translate UTF-16 characters into ASCII ones 
>>without going into the byte-level?

Carlos Iglesias wrote:
> Now I see your point Shadi, and I think you're right.

I don't. When you have transformed the resource bytes into characters 
using UTF-16, you can create an EARL report and store it using US-ASCII 
by writing character references for characters above U007F. A reader can 
then again transform the bytes into characters using US-ASCII. No 
problem. However US-ASCII is not the first choice when it comes to 
internationalization :-)
Johannes Koch - Competence Center BIKA
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Received on Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:43:28 UTC

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