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Re: Charsets/Encodings

From: Chris Wendt <christw@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 08:56:57 -0700
Message-ID: <007d01bed848$a7d74320$3651389d@dns.microsoft.com>
To: "Bert Bos" <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>, "Nicolas Lesbats" <nlesbats@etu.utc.fr>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
"Bert Bos" <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr> wrote:
> The characters 128-255 either have to be encoded as UTF-8 (i.e., using
> two bytes for each character), or they have to be entities.
>
> If you are not using a real UTF-8 editor, you are probably not
> generating correct UTF-8. In that case Netscape is correct in ignoring
> the accented characters. Maybe IE has some clever error-recovery?

IE doesn't have this kind of error recovery. It simply ignores the given
syntax and renders in the current default encoding (which can be manually
set to UTF-8).

As Erik pointed out, the syntax is
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 1999 11:57:40 GMT

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