Re: UTF-8 and browsers (here: NS 4.06 for Mac)

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Thu Oct 29 1998 - 13:22:14 EST

> The new Netscape 4.06 has UTF-8 and UTF-7 encodings as two of their
> encoding options. [...] So, what is this supposed to be?
> - A fanfare for the future, when the OS turn 32 bit?
> - A way of evoking sets of 8-bit code tables, each representing a small
> part of the UCS (such sets exist)

You might wish to read Appendix A of the Unicode standard, in which these
"transformation formats" are described. They are actually a useful mechanism
in many applications.


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