RE: Unicode on a non-Unicode web page

From: Alan Wood (
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 05:02:40 EDT

> John Cowan wrote:
> Versions of Netscape before 4.7 had this bug: character references
> greater than ÿ only worked if the transmission character set
> was UTF-8.

This bug is still present in the Windows version of Netscape 4.75.

Use Edit, Preferences, Fonts to make both Western and Unicode encoding use
Times New Roman and then look at:

Now use View, Character Set to switch between Western (ISO-8859-1) and
Unicode (UTF-8). With Western, most characters above 255 display as
question marks, but with Unicode they all appear correctly.

Alan Wood
Documentation Writer / Web Master
Context Limited (Unicode, special characters, pesticide names)

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