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De facto Thai encodings

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:36:42 +0200
Message-Id: <E8AE2B8C-A7CE-4415-B850-FCCF9B0EAE26@iki.fi>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

The draft says:
> when a user agent would otherwise use the ISO-8859-11 encoding, it  
> must instead use the Windows-874 encoding

The spec should also say that TIS-620 maps to Windows-874.

Of ISO-8859-11, TIS-620 and Windows-874, only TIS-620 is a registered  
IANA name. Thus, it isn't possible to declare the actual encoding in  
an IANA-correct way. However, Firefox 3, Opera 9.5 and Safari 3  
recognize all three names. Perhaps the spec should require all the  
three be recognized.

Finally, it seems that all these map to a version of Windows-874 that  
support euro (Windows-874-2000?).


Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 17 March 2008 13:37:23 UTC

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