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Re: Internationalized CLASS attributes

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 14:30:33 +0200
Message-Id: <199610171230.OAA20166@dkuug.dk>
To: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@NetVision.net.il>, WWW-International List <www-international@w3.org>
Jonathan Rosenne writes:

> But there is another problem with internationalized names: UCS defines a
> non-unique coding. Some composite characters have at least two valid
> representations, the composed character and the base character followed
> by diacritics. If there is more than one diacritics, their order is not
> defined. The user often has no control over the coding. So before using
> a name, it must be brought to a canonical representation.

Well, UCS (=ISO/IEC 10646) does not define ambigeous encoding
of characters, but Unicode does. Fortunately, HTML is defined in
terms of ISO/IEC 10646.

Received on Thursday, 17 October 1996 08:30:56 UTC

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