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Re: Arabisation and character sets

From: Ahmed Sallam <asa@sakhr.com>
Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 19:47:43 +0300
Message-Id: <3526642F.8FA6A98B@SAKHR.COM>
To: Reinier van Kleij <rein@scano20.vol.it>
Cc: www-international@w3.org


Reinier van Kleij wrote:

> 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.

Sindbad supports also  iso-8859-6 charset with up to 10 Arabic code pages.

>
>
>    - 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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