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Re: Arabisation and character sets

From: Francois Yergeau <yergeau@alis.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 10:26:16 -0500
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To: Reinier van Kleij <rein@exol.it>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
À 11:23 31-03-98 +0200, Reinier van Kleij a écrit :
>   - ALis Tango and MS IE 4.0 (on Arabic Enabled Windows) render 
>     iso-8859-6 correctly
>   - Netscape on an Arabic Windows and Netscape with Shakr 
>     plug-in on "normal" Windows do not render correctly.
>   - using the proprietary Microsoft standard Windows 1256 all 
>     browsers render correctly.

Render correctly?  May I suggest that you introduce a hyperlink or a word
in bold in the middle of any line, and see what happens?  Watch word order...

>It seems hilarious to me that we must use a proprietary Microsoft standard
>in order to have Netscape render correctly. 

Hilarious yes, but less so if one considers that you are (apparently)
testing on a Microsoft-proprietary platform.  Not that you have so many
other options for Arabic...

François Yergeau <yergeau@alis.com>
Alis Technologies inc., Montréal
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Received on Tuesday, 31 March 1998 10:28:30 UTC

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