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Re: Languages and ASCII Re: accessible banking:

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 19:53:07 -0500 (EST)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
cc: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>, "'wai-ig list'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0502071952080.24468@smart.net>

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> "Straight ASCII" is a phrase used as inaccurately with regard to its
> origins as the word "manufactured" (which literally "means made by hand").
> The Lynx browser, a plain text browser, does a passable job of
> transliterating correctly coded arabic to latin characters, and handles
> accented latin characters such as those in ISO 8859-1 ("western european")
> with no hassles.
>
> I suspect that testing in something like what Lynx produces is what Bob
> meant - it is certainly a common interpretation of the phrase nowadays.

yes that is what I meant, it was late I should know better and was being
"keyboard lazy"

> And while testing in plain text misses some stuff completely, it is indeed
> a good quick test - it can show up serious problems in seconds...

Bob

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