Re: Unicode on a non-Unicode web page

From: Otto Stolz (
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 11:26:21 EDT

Perhaps a typo only, but possibly with dire consequences; so I'd
rather set it right.

On Thu, 7 Sep 2000 07:16 (GMT-0800), Herman Ranes wrote:
> to make the HTML code 'understandable' to Netscape Navigator 4, without
> actually encoding in UTF-8:
> -Meta tag the document as UTF-8
> -Encode characters beyond U+00FF as decimal NCRs (è).

This must be:
  Encode characters beyond U+007F as decimal NCRs

UTF-8 uses the byte values beyond 7F for its multi-byte sequences;
8-bit, single-byte coded characters beyond 7F, interspersed in a UTF-8
datastream, would be misunderstood by the receiver.

Best wishes,
   Otto Stolz

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