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Re: [Ltru] Re: "mis" update review request (from ietf-languages)

From: Addison Phillips <addison@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 00:13:05 +0100
Message-ID: <462D3D81.7000208@yahoo-inc.com>
To: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
CC: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>, kent.karlsson14@comhem.se, www-international@w3.org

 > In general, "?" means: I know the character code, but don't have the
 > font to display it,
 > and "the little rectangle" means: I don't recognize that character code.

Not quite. In general the "?" means that a conversion was done and the 
target character encoding didn't include the character, such as when 
converting Japanese ideographs encoded as Shift-JIS to ISO 8859-1 
(although some browsers also display question marks when the character 
code is unknown). The little rectangle means "I know the character, but 
don't have a font".


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.

Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.
Received on Monday, 23 April 2007 23:14:00 UTC

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