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Re: Accept-Charset support

From: Tim Greenwood <greenwood@openmarket.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 14:37:03 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19961220143701.006ad550@mail-60.openmarket.com>
To: "Peter O.B. Mikes" <pom@llnl.gov>, Klaus Weide <kweide@tezcat.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
At 10:53 AM 12/20/96 -0800, Peter O.B. Mikes wrote:
> 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
>  
>http://www.fee.vutbr.cz/Welcome.html.cz.CP852
> is supposed to be Czech. So. e.g. The  e caron  (in first line last
>words)
> ..v Brne^ looks like (scandinavian?) crossed o for either latin1 or 2.
> Do you get e-caron ?? - with what browser?

By looking at view/Doc Info you see that this page is written in code page
852. 
e caron is at position D8. In Latin 1 D8 is O with slash, in Latin 2 D8 is
R caron. My Netscape V3 does not support CP832, so the character shows as
default as O with slash. Since I do have a Latin 2 font, switching to Latin
2 shows R caron.  Your system presumably does not have a Latin 2 font
installed. 

I think that Navigator is at fault for ignoring the declared code set and
blindly displaying it in the user default setting (e.g. Latin 1) without at
least displaying a message saying that it does not understand the code set.
Better would be to understand CP852 and map it to the nearest installed font.

Tim

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Tim Greenwood  Open Market Inc
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Received on Friday, 20 December 1996 14:34:39 GMT

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