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RE: Best way to markup standards compliant symbols

From: Cheryl D Wise <cdwise@wiserways.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:29:18 -0500
To: "'Elizabeth J. Pyatt'" <ejp10@psu.edu>, "'Mery Richard'" <RMERY@mail.dstl.gov.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org>
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Correction - by default Expression Web has always defaulted to UTF-8
encoding. This caused a lot of problems for people using PHP with Expression
Web in the first version because Expression added a BOM to every page with
UTF-8 encoding and PHP pages would show three Greek characters. In version 2
the ability to turn off the BOM while still using UTF-8 encoding resolved
that issue. 

Dreamweaver defaults to UTF-8 as well. 

FrontPage did default to Windows encoding but even there you could change
the default to UTF-8. The number of people using FrontPage has been
decreasing significantly since it is no longer offered for sale by
Microsoft.

Cheryl D Wise 

April Session Classes http://starttoweb.com: 
Introduction to CSS
Introduction to Expression Web



-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt

However, you do need to make sure you really are 
generating Unicode. Dreamweaver and Notepad 
(Windows)/BBEdit (Mac) do a good job once the set 
up is finished -  but FrontPage, Word or 
Microsoft Expression tend to be set for Win-1252 
(not a reliable Web standard).

Some set up instructions are below

http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/web/tips/dreamweaver.html 
(Dreamweaver)
http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/web/tips/frontpage.html 
(Front Page)
http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/web/tips/export.html 
(Notepad/BBEdit)
Received on Friday, 20 March 2009 16:31:40 GMT

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