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RE: IE 5 character display problem in IMG ATL/TITLE tags on Chine se O S

From: Lenny Turetsky <LTuretsky@salesforce.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 14:13:55 -0700
Message-ID: <13A191251979D411A44000D0B76FDEE201EDC5@mail.salesforce.com>
To: Mikko Lahti <MikkoL@onyx.com>, www-international@w3.org, i18n-prog@acoin.com
In addition to the META tag in the HTML, are you setting the HTTP
content-type header?
I can't speak for the Chinese OS, but I've found that IE has issues with
FORM fields, IMG ALT tags, etc. if you don't set the content-type header.
The META tag works for basic text on the screen, but it doesn't seem to
affect "other stuff".
Competitively yours,
L e n n y  T u r e t s k y 
Senior Member Technical Staff 

+1 415 901 7040 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mikko Lahti [mailto:MikkoL@onyx.com]
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 1:33 PM
To: www-international@w3.org; i18n-prog@acoin.com
Subject: IE 5 character display problem in IMG ATL/TITLE tags on Chinese O S

I have following HTML page:



	<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text-html;



	lr w Prdt EUR <IMG alt="lr w Prdt EUR" height=20
width=20 src="foo.gif" >



When I view the page using Chinese OS (Win98) and Chinese IE 4.01/5.01/5.5
the body text is displayed correctly but when I mouse over the image, some
character combination are actually been interpreted as Big5 and displayed as
Chinese characters which makes tool tip text garbage.  On Japanese Win98/IE,
tooltip displays fine.

Does anybody know if this is something I'm doing wrong or is it a bug/issue
with Chinese IE/OS? 



Globalization Specialist

Onyx Software - Bringing e-business and business together



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