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

From: Mikko Lahti <MikkoL@onyx.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 16:50:30 -0700
Message-ID: <835A4249EAC9D211BACA0000D1D5A2B007D2475B@condor.onyx.com>
To: Lenny Turetsky <LTuretsky@salesforce.com>, www-international@w3.org, i18n-prog@acoin.com
Actually, I was initially setting only the HTTP header and thought that
missing META tag was causing it, but adding it didn't help either. The
reason I'm leaning towards IE bug is that it works on JPN but not on CHT.
 
Later,
 
Mikko
Globalization Specialist
Onyx Software - Bringing e-business and business together
MikkoL@onyx.com
www.onyx.com 
425.519.4172
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Lenny Turetsky [mailto:LTuretsky@salesforce.com]
Sent: September 22, 2000 02:14 PM
To: Mikko Lahti; www-international@w3.org; i18n-prog@acoin.com
Subject: RE: IE 5 character display problem in IMG ATL/TITLE tags on Chine
se O S
 
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 
salesforce.com 
lturetsky@salesforce.com 
+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:
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text-html; charset=windows-1252">
</head>
<body>
lr w Prdt EUR <IMG alt="lr w Prdt EUR" height=20 width=20
src="foo.gif" >
</body>
</html>
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? 
Later,
Mikko
Globalization Specialist
Onyx Software - Bringing e-business and business together
MikkoL@onyx.com
www.onyx.com 
425.519.4172
Received on Friday, 22 September 2000 19:54:51 GMT

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