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Re: Character set question

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@chello.se>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 12:55:40 +0100
Message-ID: <00f101c0afa2$5b885d00$536859d5@chello.se>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>, "Mario Lia" <antilyrical@spamcop.net>
Mario Lia:

> >Actually coding anything outside of ASCII as "&#decimal_number;"
> >and declaring the "charset" as "utf-8", preferrably in the
> >http-header, is the safest bet of all. That can hardly fail
> >at all. (The "utf-8" declaration is not really necessary, but
> >it will help circumvent bugs in Netscape 4, and it is not wrong.)

> What is buggy in Netscape 4 ??

It can't show Unicode characters outside of the current character
encoding. So you'll have to turn on utf-8 (or utf-7) to make Netscape
realise it can show such characters.

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                         Bertilo Wennergren
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