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Re: Unsupported character set

From: T&G <theadon@bigpond.net.au>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 23:23:48 +0930
Message-ID: <000601c12f74$72ee0d80$0100000a@host>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>, "Terje Bless" <link@pobox.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terje Bless" <link@pobox.com>
To: "Jared" <cetae@charter.net>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 11:56 PM
Subject: Re: Unsupported character set

> On 21.08.01 at 21:31, Jared <cetae@charter.net> wrote:
> >I was trying to check to see if my page was valid, and I was surprised by
> >the error I got.
> >
> >>A fatal error occurred when attempting to transliterate the document
> >>charset. Either we do not support this character encoding yet, or you
> >>have specified a non-existent character encoding (typically a
> >>such as "iso8859-1" for "iso-8859-1").
> >>
> >>The detected charset was "x-mac-roman".
> >>
> >>The error was "x-mac-roman undefined; replace by macintosh".
> >
> >The part I really don1t understand is the last part, replace what, by
> >macintosh?
> Martin: we should probably change this to read:
>   The error was: "x-mac-roman" is undefined; replace it with "macintosh"
> And maybe even mark up the charset name as <code>. The crucial detail
> though, is probably to use "with" instead of "by" in that sentence[0]?
> Jared: if you substitute that last "by" with "with", does the message make
> more sense to you?
> >Also, I would think that this would be supported, but obviously not.  If
> >you know a way to change what the character set is in the HTML Headers,
> >please let me know.
> Ok, most likely you have a HTML file with a <META
> content="text/html; charset=x-mac-roman"> somewhere, no? Simply change the
> "x-mac-roman" bit to "macintosh" and you're good to go.
> If your HTML doesn't contain the charset, it must be your server sending
> it. How to change this is highly server-specific and I'm afraid you'll
> to talk to your server vendor to find out how to change it. If you post
> name of the server software (and preferably it's version number) here,
> someone may be familiar with the software in question and able to answer
> your question. If the server software is controlled by a hosting service,
> their tech support should be able to change this in no time; and if
> a decent outfit they should be able to tell you how you can change this
> yourself. Feel free to send them my way if they have any questions.
> [0] - English isn't my first language so my "feel" for it isn't always
>       quite what it should be. I /think/ "with" rather then "by" is
>       correct here, but don't shoot me if I'm wrong, `k? :-)
It does make more sense to replace "by" with "with".
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