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Re: Internationalized CLASS attributes

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 20:30:36 +0200
Message-Id: <199610181830.UAA19782@dkuug.dk>
To: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@NetVision.net.il>, WWW-International List <www-international@w3.org>
Jonathan Rosenne writes:

> If I am using software which properly supports European languages, I
> have no control over the character coding although it would be safe to
> assume it would use precomposed characters, at least for those which
> were standardized when the software was written. But if I use software
> that does not support European languages, for example American, East
> Asian or Israeli software, I would have to type composite characters and
> the system would not compose them. Since we are discussing an
> international environment, we do not know where the user is and what
> software he is using and we cannot assume it will follow European
> conventions.

I believe that since we are talking international environments, and the
HTML language, we are using ISO/IEC 10646 as prescribed in the
HTML specifications, and then coding characters according to that. 
The only way defined in 10646 to encode LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH ACUTE is 
is as 00E1, other ways of defining this character is not defined in
10646.

Keld
Received on Friday, 18 October 1996 14:30:55 GMT

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