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Re: Accept-Charset support

From: Peter O.B. Mikes <pom@llnl.gov>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 10:53:35 -0800
Message-ID: <32BAE0AF.3A33@llnl.gov>
To: Klaus Weide <kweide@tezcat.com>
CC: www-international@w3.org
Klaus Weide wrote:
> You seem to have a problem with your browser there. 
> Those diacritics look just fine to me...

Peter O.M. responds:
  I  do appreciate your response. I am not professionally
involved in charset issues and do want to  find out
what I am doing wrong. 

It sure is not 'right' on my screen.

 Please lets pin it down:

1) I am using Navigator Version 3, as I said.
 I do not understand why you tell me to ask the guy's at Netscape.
 Some are listening in to this. Are THEY doing it wrong?
2) Navigator has Document Encoding option (if I do not need it
    why is it an user's option?)
 Perhaps Netscape folks can explain??
3) Let's look at specific pages OK? This
 is supposed to be Czech. So. e.g. The  e caron  (in first line last
 ..v Brne^ looks like (scandinavian?) crossed o for either latin1 or 2.
 Do you get e-caron ?? - with what browser?

3b)Lets go to unicode:
 That's even worse. No e-caron looks like A-umlaut
 and the page is almost unreadable.

   If Netscape got it wrong after trying to support it,
    is it not a sign that may be we should have a second look
    on a proposed standard ??

BTW - if I am missing IT completely
      and there is a document which does explain it
      I promise I will read it before continuing.
       Is there one?

               (The more coplete quote:)

Klaus Weide wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Dec 1996, Peter O.B. Mikes wrote:
> > Martin J. Duerst wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, 16 Dec 1996, Klaus Weide wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > Example of a site where documents are provided in several charsets
> > > > (all for the same language):
> >
> >       And even less impressive when one finds out that
> > not a single page Displays the 'diacritics' correctly,
> > even when one selects Latin-2 encoding in the Netscape 3.
> You seem to have a problem with your browser there.  Those diacritics
> look just fine to me.  And I don't understand why one would have to
> "select Latin-2 encoding" in Netscape 3, or even what selecting an
> encoding means - that server TELLS what encoding it is using.
> >   Why is that? Are the experts building an Edsel?
> You should probably ask those who built your browser?
>    Klaus

 Peter O.B. Mikes      pom@llnl.gov     
Received on Friday, 20 December 1996 13:49:38 UTC

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