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Re: Sixteen Bit Fonts

From: SherLok Merfy <brewhaha@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 04:50:48 -0500 (EST)
To: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.A41.3.95.1011116023923.91798C-100000@fn2.freenet.edmonton.ab.ca>
On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Terje Bless wrote:

> On 12.03.01 at 17:45, '' <brewhaha@home.ecn.ab.ca> wrote:
> >   The validator seems to be insisting that I receive UTF-8, and Lynx
> >doesn't support it (can't support it without terminal software), so it
> >asks me to download documents from the validator (AltaVista's dijital
> >translator is just as arrogant). I hav iso-8859-1 selected in Lynx as my
> >preferred character set (font). The validator doesn't ask for that
> >information before delivering text/html;charset=utf-8.
> Yeah, we should probably check for preferred (or supported) client charset
> and convert it before returning results. Not sure how critical that is
> since UTF-8 is a superset of US-ASCII (IIRC) and most UAs can deal with it,
> but heeding client preferences is obviously preferable in this case.

I'd appreciate it. No conversion is necessary for English.
Received on Friday, 16 November 2001 15:59:20 UTC

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