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Re: Arabisation and character sets

From: Reinier van Kleij <rein@scano20.vol.it>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 1998 18:36:06 +0200
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980402183606.0087fd20@scano20.vol.it>
To: www-international@w3.org
LS,

I would like to summarize on the Arabisation issue:

   - Netscape does not support arabic (when will it: Communicator 5.0?
     any comments Erik?),so in order to render Arabic on Windows 
     with Netscape, one must use Windows 1256.
     With the Sindbad plugin from Sakhr Software 
     (http://www.sakhrsoft.com/tech/ic-sind.htm) Netscape handles 
     Arabic correctly. 
    
   - MS IE and Tango support arabic and one can use iso-8859-6 or 
     windows 1256 charsets. Linking arabic words works perfectly.

Bottom line: windows 1256 seems to be the most appropriate choice for 
HTML in Arabic.

I must apologogize to Erik van der Poel (Netscape) for the fact that I
suggested that Netscape did not recognize the Content-Type META tag. This
is obviously NOT true.

Thanx to everybody that joint this discussion.

Best Regards,

Reinier van Kleij

    

    
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