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Re: euro entity

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 02:03:07 +0200
Message-ID: <3627DEBB.9B1DDDBE@w3.org>
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
CC: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>, W3 I18N <www-international@w3.org>

Liam Quinn wrote:

> The two pages are exactly the same except for the charset parameter sent;
> the former is served with charset=ISO-8859-1 while the latter is served
> with charset=UTF-8.  IE (5.0b1, Win95) gets most of the Greek characters
> right for both pages, but Netscape (4.5b2, Win95) only shows the Greek
> letters on the UTF-8 version. 

There is a strange bug in Netscape 4 - hopefully fixed in 5 - where it
maps numeric character references into the charset used to transmit the
document, rather than the document character set. So, to get correct
behavior (where NCRs always refer to the document character set) you
need to do View -> Character Set -> Unicode (UTF8).

>  With the ISO-8859-1 version, Netscape only
> shows the windows-1252 characters properly. 

It seems common practice nowadays to assume that Latin-1 really means

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