Re: character problems

levitte@lp.se
Fri, 05 Jul 1996 00:09:58 +0200


From: levitte@lp.se
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 1996 00:09:58 +0200
To: martinmueller@nwu.edu
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <009A4D8E.C472E580.12@lp.se>
Subject: Re: character problems

>From: Martin Mueller <martinmueller@nwu.edu>

>It's fascinating to listen in on the discussions about the miracles of
>Netscape and Microsoft browsers and then reflect on the simple things you
>CANNOT do. Such as finding a simpler way of writing sentences like "The
>German word for 'girl' is 'M&auml;dchen'," or "The French word for 'summer'
>is '&eacute;t&eacute;'."

How about reading the standards (RFC 1866, also called HTML 2.0):

  1.2.3. User Agents

     An HTML user agent conforms to this specification if:
  ...
          * It supports the `ISO-8859-1' character encoding scheme and
          processes each character in the ISO Latin Alphabet No. 1 as
          specified in 6.1, "The HTML Document Character Set".

Your examples can thus be written like this:

	Mädchen
	été

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