W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-international@w3.org > July to September 2011

Re: HTML <head> article updated

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 08:55:30 +0100
Cc: "'public-evangelist@w3.org' w3. org" <public-evangelist@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F77757BA-0A69-4368-B1D4-9D22D4C50B2F@opera.com>
To: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>

On 10 Aug 2011, at 20:36, Gunnar Bittersmann wrote:

>> "Don't worry too much about this for now. utf-8 is the universal
>> character set  [Ö]"
> 
> No. UTF-8 is by no means a character set. It is a character encoding for the Unicode set. [1]
> 
> Iíve 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 itís about the characters used in the HTML source code, not the characters used in the page content.
> 
> The latter cannot be changed, itís always the Unicode character set. [2]
> 
> Gunnar
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-what-is-encoding#what
> [2] http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-doc-charset

Thanks for the feedback Gunnar - this is useful, and much appreciated.
Received on Thursday, 11 August 2011 07:56:18 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Thursday, 11 August 2011 07:56:19 GMT