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The "iso-8859-8-i" encoding

From: Udi Wertheimer <ticker@newmail.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 00:23:21 -0500 (EST)
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EIEIJFJNHIJBFOGPJFLEEEALCAAA.ticker@newmail.net>
The ISO-8859 standard includes the ISO-8859-8 character set, which is a
standard Hebrew character set. However, in HTML, the iso-8859-8 "charset" is
considered to mark a page as with visually ordered Hebrew, and not with
implicit, right-to-left, directionality. W3C is aware of this, and also
recommends to use the iso-8859-i encoding in implicit Hebrew pages on the
HTML 4 specification at
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/dirlang.html#bidi88598. However, the HTML
Validator does not recognize the iso-8859-8-i character set.
So, the Validator should be fixed to support the iso-8859-i character set,
which is IDENTICAL to iso-8859-8 in the character map.
Received on Monday, 19 March 2001 01:47:11 GMT

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