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Re: Arabisation and character sets

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 09:37:34 -0800
Message-ID: <35227B5E.A983D13D@netscape.com>
To: Reinier van Kleij <rklei@acm.org>
CC: Francois Yergeau <yergeau@alis.com>, www-international@w3.org
Reinier van Kleij wrote:

> So, even when I am running Netscape on a Microsoft OS, it should not behave
> itself this way. It should look at the <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type"
> CONTENT="text/html;charset=iso-8859-6"> and say "Hey, this is iso-8859-6 so
> let's render it". Netscape should not assume that all files it reads are
> saved with the character set of the OS it runs on...

Netscape Navigator does not support Arabic (yet). That is why it does not render
iso-8859-6.

> Again it seems that IE is a little more "democratic" than Netscape: at
> least it recognizes the Content-type tag, so it does not force us to use
> the MS code page 1256...

Netscape has recognized META charset for quite a while. Probably longer than MSIE.
However, we don't support Arabic yet.

Erik
Received on Wednesday, 1 April 1998 12:37:47 GMT

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