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RE: glyph selection for Unicode in browsers

From: by way of Martin Duerst <jarkko.hietaniemi@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 07:38:42 +0900
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*sigh*  Time for me to call it the day and go home, it seems.  Opera 6.05/Win32
does *not* get it right if you have it on View -> Encoding -> Automatic 

Why I was fooled in the below message was that the Encoding setting seems to
stick even if I exit and restart Opera, that's why my test page seemed to be
working.  If I turn it back to autodetect, it doesn't autodetect the 

(If nothing else this bumbling saga of mine illustrates how difficult it still
is to get all this "just to work".)

-----Original Message-----
From: Hietaniemi Jarkko (NRC/Boston)
Sent: 25 September, 2002 04:56 PM
To: Hietaniemi Jarkko (NRC/Boston); 'ext Tex Texin'; 'WWW
International'; 'Unicoders'
Subject: RE: glyph selection for Unicode in browsers

 > I cannot help the wrong result.  (I guess some browsers might do better
 > work at sniffing the content of the page, but at least IE6 and Opera 6.05
 > on Win32 seem to believe the server rather than the (HTML of the) page.

After some experimentation it seems that I blamed Opera 6.05/Win32 wrongly,
it guesses the charset right.  But as pointed out by Tex, HTTP/HTML charset
ponderings are probably not Unicode issue as such, they are more a WWW issue,
sorry about the slight off-topicalness.
Received on Wednesday, 25 September 2002 18:40:51 UTC

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