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Re: HTML <head> article updated

From: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 21:36:30 +0200
Message-ID: <4E42DDBE.4000906@bittersmann.de>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
CC: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, "'public-evangelist@w3.org' w3. org" <public-evangelist@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
> "Don't worry too much about this for now. utf-8 is the universal
> character set  […]"

No. UTF-8 is by no means a character set. It is a character encoding for 
the Unicode set. [1]

I’ve changed "character set" to "character encoding" in the wiki.

Yet "the character encoding of your documents: the range of different 
characters you want to use" still does not make much sense. Range of 
characters means actually a character set, and it’s about the characters 
used in the HTML source code, not the characters used in the page content.

The latter cannot be changed, it’s always the Unicode character set. [2]


[1] http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-what-is-encoding#what
[2] http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-doc-charset
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