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RE: [Bug 27851] Add MS932 as a label of Shift_JIS

From: Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:12:05 +0000
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
CC: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CY1PR0301MB0731F72B68BF1C9AC5FFF09F82480@CY1PR0301MB0731.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
There are millions and millions of clients, some of whom don't update their machines like they should :(

-----Original Message-----
From: Anne van Kesteren [mailto:annevk@annevk.nl] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:44 AM
To: Shawn Steele
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Subject: Re: [Bug 27851] Add MS932 as a label of Shift_JIS

On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:07 PM, Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com> wrote:
> To me it feels like encouraging bad behavior to make the bad behavior "standard".


* There are less clients than content
* It's easier to update clients than content

There are some tradeoffs to how far we are willing to bend over backwards, but if we have data indicating adding a label could help a ton of users, there's no reason not to add it to all clients.

> To further randomize, what are other folks doing about Zawgyi encoded Burmese text?  It's mangled Unicode and typically incorrectly declared as Unicode.  So it only works with the fonts that expect the non-Unicode encoding.

I would expect such documents to include the font. Any examples?


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