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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

"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?

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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