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Re: Unicode compliant HTML editor?

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 09:47:17 +0100
Message-ID: <38881D15.6D9FD6BB@w3.org>
To: Chris Pratley <chrispr@MICROSOFT.com>
CC: "'olin@worldpoint.com'" <olin@worldpoint.com>, "Guo, Xin" <Xin.Guo@usa.xerox.com>, www-international@w3.org, info@unicode.org


Chris Pratley wrote:
> 
> I would suggest the Office2000 family over Office97. The HTML support is
> vastly improved and built in to all the products.

I guess that depends on your definition of improved. While there are
certainly improvements, I am not happy with a product that automatically
inserts a check for Netscape and redirects to an error page if I am not
using IE. (PowerPoint 2000). Its also very disappointing that the output
looks like it might be XML (xml namespace declarations, etc) but in fact
is not (for example, missing quotes in attribute values).

>  HTML in UTF-8, UCS-2
> (little endian and big endian) are possible.
> 
> Notepad that supports UTF-8 is only on Windows2000. 

Ooh, I will look out for that one. I am running Win2k.

> From: Olin Lagon [mailto:olin@worldpoint.com]
>> The Office 97 version of Microsoft Word (Word 97) will allow files to be
>> saved as UTF-8 and in HTML format.

Yes. Then use Dave Ragetts "tidy" program which is optimised for taking
Office 97 files and turning them into HTML. Its Unicode-freindly as long
as you use UTF-8. It also has increasing support for dealing with
Word2000 files as well. It runs on a bunch of different platforms.

  http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/

--
Chris
Received on Friday, 21 January 2000 03:48:33 GMT

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