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RE: Internationalization (was [w3c-wai-ig] <none>)

From: Tom Croucher <tcroucher@netalleynetworks.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 17:24:15 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <1606.157.228.107.112.1065025455.squirrel@mail.icet.co.uk>
To: <foliot@wats.ca>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

*snip*
> As part of the article, the entire Unicode table of glyphs is presented
along with the encodings required for rendering in (X)HTML.  However,
without the font packs installed (and a Unicode Inuktitut keyboard
driver for Windows NT 4, Windows 2000 or Windows XP - not sure about
Macs) the end user (for the most part, you folk) will NOT get the
character rendering.

The question I would raise here is where do we draw the line? Either using
unimplemented standards to the users' disadvantage because of the
equipment they have access too or using a technique which would be frowned
on in order to compensate for the lack of proper support. The UA debate is
an old one and this seems to be yet another incarnation. My own feeling is
that using images is generally not a good step and that it would quickly
become unmaintainable. Unicode on the other hand will only become more
accessible to groups as time goes on.

Tom
Received on Wednesday, 1 October 2003 12:24:31 GMT

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