Date: Tue, 04 Feb 1997 17:17:12 +0000 (GMT) From: Misha Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Web pages in twenty languages + Unicode To: www-international <email@example.com>, www-html <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Message-Id: <5812171704021997/A77205/REDMS2/11B224510C00*@MHS> Web pages in twenty languages are now available at the Web sites of the Tenth International Unicode Conference. The languages covered include Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional), Japanese and Russian. In addition to these Web pages (which use legacy character sets such as GB2312, BIG5, SJIS etc), the Web sites provide a Unicode page, containing the text of all twenty languages. Two versions of the Unicode page are provided. One is encoded using UTF-8, a Unicode encoding scheme compatible with ASCII, in which byte values over 127 (decimal), ie 7F (hexadecimal), are used to encode characters outside the ASCII set. The second Unicode page uses HTML Numeric Character References (NCRs) to encode characters outside the ASCII set. Any Unicode-capable browser should display both pages correctly, as long as you have installed the necessary fonts. At the time of writing, Unicode-capable browsers include Alis' Tango and Netscape's Communicator 4.0 beta. To view any of the pages, go to <http://www.reuters.com/unicode/iuc10> and then click on the "Languages" button. Alternatively, go to <http://www.unicode.org>, then click on "Tenth International Unicode Conference" and then click on the "Languages" button.