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Re: For review: Character encodings in HTML and CSS

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:01:23 -0500
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: 'John Cowan' <cowan@ccil.org>, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100211020123.GF20393@mercury.ccil.org>
Richard Ishida scripsit:

> > I'd avoid the term "character set" altogether in favor of "character
> > repertoire".
> 
> I was tempted, but I wanted to use 'character set' to encourage better
> understanding of what the term really means.

In a world in which "character repertoire" = "set of characters" but
"charset" = "encoding", using "character set" is just asking to confuse
people.  But as you will.

> > For "ie." read "i.e.", and for "eg." read "e.g." throughout.
> 
> ie. and eg. are my preferred style.  It's enough that I have to use American
> spelling ;-)

I well believe that that's irritating, but "i.e." and "e.g." are standard
abbreviations in both AmE and BrE.

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