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

From: Mark Davis <mark.davis@icu-project.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 07:34:38 -0700
Message-ID: <430DD6FE.2010502@icu-project.org>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
CC: www-international@w3.org

Some quick feedback.

 >Modern operating systems support Unicode:


This is in a funny order, in the middle of a section about fonts, 
without even a header to set it off.


 >Unicode: the operating system or browser has fonts

Should mention that many programs will using 'fallback' mechanisms; 
where a font doesn't have all the glyphs, it will switch fonts.

 >Page weight / download cost is not really an issue: given that a large 
proportion of a web page is HTML mark-up, where characters remain 1 byte,

Give example page & sizes in legacy & Unicode.

 >Characters that do not fall into the ASCII range, such as Chinese, 
Arabic, Russian, may use 2 or even 3 bytes. Chinese encodings already 
use more than 1 byte per character with legacy encodings, where they use 
double bytes.

Treat CJK in separate bullet

 >rather than with a legacy encoding where the source text is not 
readable and uses different characters to point to code points.
?

 >Server side applications
Server-side applications
[Otherwise it is a side application that has to do with servers]

Suggest passing this by the UTC (unicode@unicode.org) for feedback.


Richard Ishida wrote:
> Frank, Frank, Jony, Mark, Simon, Tex,
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> Thanks for your comments on this article.  I have asked Deborah to consider them and consider what changes would be appropriate for the document.
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>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: www-international-request@w3.org 
>>[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
>>Sent: 23 August 2005 18:46
>>To: www-international@w3.org
>>Subject: New article for REVIEW: Upgrading from 
>>language-specific legacy encoding to Unicode encoding
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>>Title: Upgrading from language-specific legacy encoding to 
>>Unicode encoding 
>>http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-utf8-upgrade.html
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>>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.
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>>This article provides an answer to the question: What should 
>>I consider when upgrading my web pages from legacy encoding 
>>to Unicode encoding?
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>>Richard Ishida
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>>contact info:
>>http://www.w3.org/People/Ishida/ 
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>>W3C Internationalization:
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