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Re: Does XHTML support Chinese character set

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 11:40:25 +0100
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To: www-html@w3.org

YANG,JI-FENG (HP-China,ex2):

> Does XHTML support Chinese character set such as GB2312 and BIG5, which can
> be two bytes, three bytes and four bytes?

There is no difference between HTML 4.01 and XHTML in this regard.
You can use any character set you want in (X)HTML.

The default encoding for XHTML is in fact UTF-8 (along with UTF-16).
In UTF-8 a character can be encoded with one or several bytes.

Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@gmx.net> <http://www.bertilow.com>
Received on Tuesday, 5 November 2002 05:40:02 UTC

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