National characters in HTML

Hello to everybody,

A beginner's question: what do I do to represent national characters in 
HTML? I would like to write some HTML pages using Latin2 characters. Can 
I just introduce a different character set for these documents and tell 
the browser to use the upper half of the 852 code page by inserting 
character references in the document? I know there's a patch for X Mosaic 
that allows for representing national characters, but is there a way to 
make the Windows clients show the diacritics I need? I suppose in a few 
years' time the problem will disappear due to the introduction of the 
Unicode standard, but for the time being I'd like to be able to show 
people nice pages with text they instantly recognize (in my language, 
Polish, missing diacritics do not prevent understanding of text, but 
quite often create ambiguities that have to be resolved from the context -
 takes a moment).
Thanks a lot for help,

Grzesiek Staniak

Received on Monday, 9 January 1995 13:24:57 UTC