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Re: Encoding: Referring people to a list of labels

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:29:47 -0800
Message-ID: <CADnb78gtUfCBiAjNmvLhfE5+-aQihOOyqSHhCTiZTwG9nwSg-Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote:
> I spoke with someone this week who works for a company where 100s of
> developers are still not using UTF-8 due to legacy code and corporate policy
> issues. They're working to change that, but it takes a while to turn the
> ship around.  There are presumably plenty of people in similar situations
> out there, and I don't think we want them all writing to this list.  Bear in
> mind that that still nearly 20% of pages on the Web are not using Unicode -
> and given the size of the Web, that's still a large number.
> I don't think it hurts to be helpful to those people in the meantime. We'll
> certainly be saying loudly enough that they should be using UTF-8 instead.

If they already have working documents that they are not currently
converting, why do they need label advice?

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