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RE: Input multilingual text in a form...

From: Lenny Turetsky <LTuretsky@salesforce.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 14:14:40 -0700
Message-ID: <13A191251979D411A44000D0B76FDEE20AFC7E@samoa.internal.salesforce.com>
To: "'Donatella Caridi'" <carididonatella@tiscalinet.it>, www-international@w3.org
If the form's encoding is UTF-8, then the data you get is going to be UTF-8
encoded. You shouldn't need to convert it at all.
ISO-8859-1 is compatible with UTF-8 only in the ASCII characters. It's
INCOMPATIBLE for non-English characters.
Hope this helps,
Lenny Turetsky
Senior Member, Technical Staff
i18n Man of Mystery
The Landmark @ One Market
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105 USA
 <mailto:lturetsky@salesforce.com> lturetsky@salesforce.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Donatella Caridi [mailto:carididonatella@tiscalinet.it]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 1:13 PM
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: Input multilingual text in a form...

Hello all,

If someone input characters from various languages into a form in a browser
and  form's encoding is in UTF-8, what is the encoding of text insert? Is
UTF-8 or something else? 
I want to store this text as unicode (UTF-8) in a database, but if this text
is not UTF-8, i need a converter from all other encoding to UTF-8?
Numeric reference of characters in ISO-8859-1 is the same of Unicode, not
only for ASCII character (0-127)?
I think no but i'm not sure.
Any link to further information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

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