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Re: For review: Character encodings in HTML and CSS

From: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:41:51 +0100
Message-ID: <4B73D0DF.1090400@bittersmann.de>
To: www-international@w3.org
John Cowan scripsit (2010-02-11 03:01):
> In a world in which "character repertoire" = "set of characters" but
> "charset" = "encoding", using "character set" is just asking to confuse
> people.

IMHO not "character set" is the confusing term, but "charset" which 
never meant "character set". To me, it seems reasonable to use 
"character set" the way it should be used and tell people that the 
abbreviation "charset" is wrong and has always been.

Just my 0.02.
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