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

From: Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 06:40:33 +0200
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701c5a865$f7b8bdd0$0100000a@QSM7>

Isn't this an i18n article? 

The problems you mention should be addressed too. Otherwise the article is
plain misleading.

Jony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank Yung-Fong Tang [mailto:ytang0648@aol.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 11:20 PM
> To: Jony Rosenne
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: RE: New article for REVIEW: Upgrading from 
> language-specific legacy encoding to Unicode encoding
> 
> 
> 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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