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Re: Arabic UNicode in XML

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 08:08:27 +0100
Message-ID: <3A405AEB.6FC5B51A@w3.org>
To: Saeed Darya <saeed.darya@techno-soft.com>
CC: Matthias Wassermann <m.wassermann@mai-kg.de>, www-international@w3.org


Saeed Darya wrote:
> 
> We developed a site that uses unicode for Arabic/Persian in XML format
> (http://www.pardaily.com). The only problem we had was with the supporting
> platforms. For all practical reasons, IE5+ is the only platform that we
> could find displaying the R2L portion properly.  Our client uses Word2000 as
> an editor for Arabic/Persian news files.

I tried that site, but all of the arabic text seemed to be images. only the
latin text was actually text. for example:


<IMG SRC=f03c110.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=7 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG
SRC=f03c129.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle>  <IMG
SRC=f03c66.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=3 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c110.gif
BORDER=0 WIDTH=7 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c192.gif BORDER=0
WIDTH=6 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c76.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=6
HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle>  <IMG SRC=f03c189.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=6 HEIGHT=20
ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c150.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=20
ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c192.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=6 HEIGHT=20
ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c129.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle> 
<IMG SRC=f03c110.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=7 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG
SRC=f03c188.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=7 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c81.gif
BORDER=0 WIDTH=6 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c89.gif BORDER=0
WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c177.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=6
HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle>  

and so forth. This is not xml either, as the attributes are unquoted so its
not well formed.

Also, it didn't seem to be using unicode, but iso latin-1:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

Am I missing something here?

-- 
Chris
Received on Wednesday, 20 December 2000 02:08:35 GMT

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