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RE: Euro mess (Was: valid locales ---> was bilingual websites

From: Carl W. Brown <cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 09:56:17 -0800
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FNEHIHOMIIDPDCIFEJEGMEAKCLAA.cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Chris,

You can use 8859-1 but you have to convert the Euro to and NCR &#8364;.  If
you have to convert and do not have a specialize convert such as you get
with ICU 2.0, you have to handle it separately in you program code.  I don't
think that most program can do this.

It is like saying that you can send Japanese with iso-8859-1.  True but NCRs
are a last resort.

Carl

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Chris Lilley
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 10:05 AM
> To: Carl W. Brown
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Euro mess (Was: valid locales ---> was bilingual websites
>
>
>
>
> "Carl W. Brown" wrote:
> >
> > Tex,
> >
> > I wonder why no one seems to care about the Euro?  Are sites going to
> > continue to use iso-5589-1?  How many browsers and systems support
> > iso-5589-15?
>
> And does anyone care which browser supports 8859-15?
>
> You can use the Euro in any XML page regardless of the encoding (8859-1,
> utf-8, us-ascii, anything-you-want) used to encode that document.
>
> --
> Chris
>
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