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Re: greek char in UTF-8

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 22:08:48 +0900
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To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Guy Teasdale <Guy.Teasdale@bibl.ulaval.ca>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
At 00/05/05 22:49 +0200, Chris Lilley wrote:

>Guy Teasdale wrote:
> >
> > I am trying to understand how it works:
> >
> > I want to publish a text which contains non ISO-Latin Charsets. By exemple,
> > there are many greek characters in this file:
> > http://www.bibl.ulaval.ca/doelec/theses/memoires/1999/ChRiviere/riv007.htm
> > I chose to use an utf-8 charset in the Meta tag:
> > <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
>There are a couple of odd things,

>secondly, there is absolutely no need to use UTF-8 for this
>content, becase in fact it only uses ascii. All other characters, suchas
>accented letters and greek, are done usingentities or NCRs.

Very much so, except to work around a problem in Netscape 4.x.
And actually using UTF-8 would be even nicer.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Monday, 8 May 2000 13:56:57 UTC

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