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Re: LANG= for character-mapping

From: David Goldsmith <goldsmith@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 96 15:30:31 -0700
Message-Id: <199607232232.PAA09438@scv1.apple.com>
To: "Hans van Mourik" <MOURIK@rullet.LeidenUniv.nl>, <www-international@w3.org>
>Do we have to publish it in Unicode instead then? -- ie. let most
>browsers just break and wait for the *perfect browser* to come along.
>I don't think so.

Actually, I believe the situation is closer to the reverse: I don't know 
any browsers which will switch character sets in the middle of a page, 
but both Netscape and Microsoft's browsers will be supporting Unicode in 
their next versions, based on what I've heard. Microsoft has already 
demonstrated this capability in theirs. Other browsers will be doing so 
too, I believe.

You are more likely to see browsers supporting Unicode before they 
support charset switching, so I'd recommend publishing your pages that 

David Goldsmith
International Software Architect
Apple Computer, Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 23 July 1996 18:30:42 UTC

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