From: Edward H Trager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 05 2002 - 11:44:22 EST
Even though they are second and third options in your email response,
are you sure you want to implicitly encourage someone to use CODEPAGES
instead of UTF-8 on their web pages? This is not good advice, I fear.
One of the biggest headaches I have is trying to read web pages written in
certain code pages that don't appear correctly under various browsers on
my non-Windows workstations (maybe it's a problem on Windows too, I just
haven't checked) : if those pages had been in UTF-8, then very likely they
would at least be readable.
> - HTML:
> There are several ways to include these characters in a Web page.
> · Store your entire page in UTF-8, and make sure that the browser
> will know about it,
> cf. <http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/charset.html#h-5.2.2>
> · Store your entire page in a suitable standard codepage, cf.
> <http://czyborra.com/charsets/iso8859.html>, and make sure that
> the browser will know about it. (However, apparently there is
> no CP to comprise all of the characters you have mentioned).
> · Store your page in some standard CP (as above), and enter the
> particular problem characters as NCRs, cf.
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/charset.html#h-5.3.1>. Marco
> Cimarosti has given the respective numbers.
> In any case, your reader will need a suitable font (as above) and
> browser (cf. <http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/browsers.html).
> Best wishes,
> Otto Stolz
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