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RE: Why is UTF8 not being taken up in Asia Pacific for Public Web sites?

From: LUNDER,BEN (HP-Australia,ex3) <ben.lunder@hp.com>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 03:43:21 -0400
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To: www-international@w3.org
Thank you for your explanations.  The reason I am posing these questions is
because I am looking to provide architectural simplification for
multi-lingual customer facing web applications.  Using UTF-8 from end to end
does simplify some aspects of the application architecture.

My findings so far indicate that internal or partner facing applications
have a reasonable uptake of UTF-8 from end to end. Perhaps this is due to
the control that is available over OS and browser versions within a smaller
audience of application users.

On the other hand, where there is less control over the general public's
device, operating system, browser version and general sentiment, most
organisations are playing it safe and sticking to the legacy encoding
schemes.

I would imagine that the wins associated to the simplification of
multi-lingual web application architectures may be considered over the next
few years, and consequently encourage the use of UTF-8 from end to end.
Obviously google, being the market leader they are, is one of those
organisations looking for and applying these simplifications.

Kind regards,

Benjamin Lunder
Hewlett-Packard




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