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From: Jesse Hall <jesse@Novonyx.COM>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 19:24:30 GMT
Message-Id: <199904131924.PAA24576@www10.w3.org>
To: www-international@w3.org

I'm not sure this is the proper forum, but I've searched everywhere I could 
think of and couldn't find an answer to my question. If there's a more 
appropriate place for me to look/ask, please let me know.

I'm working on internationalizing a web-based application. One of the 
requirements is that it must accept international input via forms. My problem is 
that I haven't found a way of determining which character set the information 
coming back from the browser is in (e.g. for a INPUT TYPE=TEXT or a TEXTAREA 

I'm using UTF-8 for all the pages I send. The browsers I've tested with handle 
this properly. However, what I'm getting back from e.g. a Japanese browser (I've 
tried two) running on Japanese Windows is not UTF-8. The best solution from my 
point of view is to always get the response in UTF-8, but if there is a way to 
determine the charset of the returned data, I can of course do the conversion 
myself if necessary.

Jesse Hall
Received on Tuesday, 13 April 1999 15:24:58 UTC

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