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RE: WCAG and some linguistics problems

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 20:13:22 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "'Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG'" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Message-ID: <011501c3e512$0404c7a0$6601a8c0@w3cishida>

Or even better use Unicode (UTF-8).  Note that the Document Character set
for HTML and XML is Unicode - not an ISO encoding, and Unicode is now well
supported by user agents.

It makes no sense to try and write Hungarian in an encoding that is not
designed for it and doing so will only lead to massive problems in the long
term.

For further information see the draft tutorial at
http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/tutorial-char-enc.html


RI

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Roberto Scano 
> - IWA/HWG
> Sent: 16 October 2003 18:03
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: Re: WCAG and some linguistics problems
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Patrizia Bertini" <patrizia@patriziabertini.it>
> To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2003 6:32 PM
> Subject: WCAG and some linguistics problems
> 
> you shall know that in hungarian there are some peculiar 
> graphical elements
> (phonemas) which are not rendered in the usual Ascii - iso 
> 8859 used for the Web. So many Hungarian pages are written 
> changing this letters (which expecially are an o and an u 
> with long Umlaut - in hungarian there era two kind of umlaut 
> and meaning can get very different). there is a pretty easy
> example:
> tu'rņ' - cottage cheese, written with long plain vowels
> and t"uro" - someone who in sopporting something - written 
> with long umlaut vowels
> 
> 
> Roberto:
> Why don't use the right ISO language code as listed in W3C 
> web site[1]?
> (iso-8859-2) ?
> 
> 
> Roberto Scano
> ---
> [1] http://www.w3.org/International/O-charset-lang.html
> 
Received on Tuesday, 27 January 2004 19:28:09 UTC

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