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Re: NEW: Issue #1596

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 10:15:23 +0200
Message-ID: <430C2C9B.2080907@w3development.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

bugzilla@webby.trace.wisc.edu wrote:

>   8-bit encoding is considered non-text?
>     -> http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1596

<blockquote>
"Non-text content: Content that is not represented by a Unicode 
character or sequence of Unicode characters."

This definition could be interpreted as saying that all content on an 
8-bit encoding scheme is considered non-text, which is clearly not the 
intention. Is Unicode so universally used now that all other systems 
don't occur in the real world?
</blockquote>

It can only be misinterpreted, when mixing up encoding (e.g. UTF-8) and 
character set (Unicode). I think, the WG really meant Unicode, right?
-- 
Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
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