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Updated article: Who uses Unicode?

From: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2010 13:58:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4C82347F.7090304@bittersmann.de>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
CC: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
“It it sometimes assumed that Unicode is a popular encoding "behind the 
scenes" but rarely used on the home pages of major Web sites.”

<tongue-in-cheek>
Shouldn’t that sentence better read:
It it sometimes assumed that Unicode is a popular encoding "behind the 
scenes" but this is never the case. Unicode ist not a character encoding.
Unicode is a character set and is used on all Web pages of the world. 
[http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-doc-charset]
</tongue-in-cheek>

Other W3C i8n articles try to make clear the difference between 
character set and character encoding, but the wording used in this 
article kind of undermines this.

Suggestion: Replace "Unicode" with "a Unicode encoding" throughout the 
article.

And replace "home pages" with "Web pages" or (better) delete and make it:
It it sometimes assumed that Unicode encodings are popular "behind the 
scenes" but rarely used on major Web sites.

Regards,
Gunnar
Received on Saturday, 4 September 2010 11:59:25 GMT

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