Re: http charset labelling

Masataka Ohta (
Fri, 9 Feb 96 10:16:15 JST

From: Masataka Ohta <>
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Subject: Re: http charset labelling
To: (Gavin Nicol)
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 96 10:16:15 JST
In-Reply-To: <>; from "Gavin Nicol" at Feb 8, 96 2:14 am

> >Because of duplicated shape of 'A' for Latin and Greek capital
> >letter 'A' and alpha, and because of duplicated encoding of Big5,
> >encoding information, in general, is no fix for unique conversion
> >from shape on a paper to internal code.
> Nor should there be. People map from a glyph to a *character*, which
> is quite different to a character code. I have enough trouble mapping
> some glyphs to characters.

Then, why do you think you can force people to perform the
troublesome mapping?

> God forbid that I have to memorize the
> character codes as well!

Don't worry. Some gods are blessing us to give '%' notation.

> >Then, non-ASCII URLs will disappear.
> If anyone speaks to you in anything other than English, reject the
> sentence. Quite an appealing idea.

Sigh... You don't even understand the difference between English and

My mail address is in ASCII but NOT English, though non-ASCII mail
addresses are rejected all around the Internet.

							Masataka Ohta