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RE: New article for REVIEW: Upgrading from language-specific legacy encoding to Unicode encoding

From: Frank Yung-Fong Tang <ytang0648@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:19:43 -0400
To: "Jony Rosenne" <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <430B92EF.1050006@aol.com>

that surely is a can of worm to be opened...
I will suggest you put those encoding specific issue into seperate 
document. There are no reason for people using Hindi legacy encoding 
need to know about how deal with visual Hebrew, nor should Thai legacy 
encoding users need to know how to deal with legacy font encoding in 
Hindi. Korean legacy encoding users should not need to worry about how 
to change different glyph code in TIS 620 to shift up/down the tone mark 
neither. etc....


Jony Rosenne wrote on 8/23/2005, 5:18 PM:

 >
 > I suggest that this article should at least mention the problems of
 > legacy
 > conversion to Unicode specific to bidi, i.e. visual order vs. logical
 > order.
 >
 > HTML supports this in two ways:
 >
 > 1) Specifying ISO-8859-8 as the character set indicates visual order,
 > and my
 > recommendation is to leave these pages alone.
 >
 > 2) If you must upgrade, use the BDO tag.
 >
 > See http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/dirlang.html#h-8.2.4
 >
 > Jony
 >
 > > -----Original Message-----
 > > From: www-international-request@w3.org
 > > [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
 > > Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 7:46 PM
 > > To: www-international@w3.org
 > > Subject: New article for REVIEW: Upgrading from
 > > language-specific legacy encoding to Unicode encoding
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > > Title: Upgrading from language-specific legacy encoding to
 > > Unicode encoding
 > > http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-utf8-upgrade.html
 > >
 > > Comments are being sought on this article prior to final
 > > release. Please send any comments to
 > > www-international@w3.org. We expect to publish a final
 > > version in one to three weeks.
 > >
 > > This article provides an answer to the question: What should
 > > I consider when upgrading my web pages from legacy encoding
 > > to Unicode encoding?
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > > ============
 > > Richard Ishida
 > > W3C
 > >
 > > contact info:
 > > http://www.w3.org/People/Ishida/
 > >
 > > W3C Internationalization:
 > > http://www.w3.org/International/
 > >
 > > Publication blog:
 > > http://people.w3.org/rishida/blog/
 > >
 > >
 > >
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 >
Received on Tuesday, 23 August 2005 21:19:58 GMT

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