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Re: For review: Character encodings for beginners

From: Christopher Fynn <cfynn@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 07:54:32 +0600
Message-ID: <475C9C58.20002@gmx.net>
To: www-international@w3.org


Douglas Bagnall wrote:

>> | Most Web pages use the UTF-8 encoding for Unicode text.
> [...] 
>> Are you sure about "most Web pages" (as of today) ?
> 
> This evoked a double take from me, too.  I had to re-read to see that
> "for Unicode text" was making a much smaller claim than I first thought.
> In the sense in which it is meant, however (UTF-8 is more common than
> UTF-[7,16,32] variants), it seems very likely true.

I've run into many situations where I've had to resort to using numeric entities
as the server used was not configured correctly for UTF-8 and there was nothing 
I could do about that.

- Chris

> Douglas
> 
Received on Monday, 10 December 2007 01:56:30 GMT

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