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Re: Unicode Web pages

From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 1997 15:31:54 +0000 (GMT)
To: crm@ebt.com, Lori Brownell <loribr@microsoft.com>, Chris Pratley <chrispr@microsoft.com>
Cc: www-international <www-international@w3.org>, Unicode <unicode@unicode.org>
Message-Id: <4954311506021997/A92411/REDMS2/11B233DF3600*@MHS>
Chris M,

>[Charles Wicksteed]
>> <http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/ieplatform/iewin95/18.htm>
>
>These work excellently, for the most part, with MSIE 3.0.  After
>loading them, I could view the separate announcements in Simplified
>and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Romanian.  However, the Russian
>page didn't work at all, and I'm not sure why.  The Central European
>service pack includes several Cyrillic fonts, which I believe are
>encoded as ISO 8859-5, but MSIE 3.0 doesn't appear to recognize that
>encoding declaration.  It also can't deal with the all-language pages
>in either UTF-8 or NCRs.

IE 3.0 supports neither ISO 8859-5 nor Unicode.  Both of these will, 
I hope, be supported by IE 4.0.

>Does anyone have an explanation of how MSIE is able to convince the OS
>to deal with these encodings, especially the non-8859 ones?  WordPad
>can differentiate between the differently encoded fonts, but Word
>doesn't even get that far.  I'd like to be able to take advantage of
>this capability, but I can't figure out what it's doing.  More
>monopolistic practices, I suspect...

Lori or Chris P, do you want to respond to this para?

>-Chris
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Misha
Received on Thursday, 6 February 1997 10:33:29 GMT

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