Re: UTF-8 in Netscape

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Thu Jul 17 1997 - 11:57:41 EDT

Right now, they offer are two options: UTF-8 and UTF-7 (among the many
other codesets!). However, even if you request UTF-8, they automatically
output UTF-7 instead behind your back.

I think what he was referring to is fixing it so that UTF-8 meant UTF-8
(leaving UTF-7 as is).

BTW, I put a sample web page containing most Unicode characters in UTF-8
on Communicator
handles it quite nicely (though I have to pick between either Cyberbit
or Lucida to get different sets of characters visible). Haven't tried IE


David Goldsmith wrote:
> >It is a good point. I will consider adding UTF-8 for mail encoding
> >instead of using UTF-7
> I'd rather see both supported. There are still lots of 7-bit mail systems
> out there. UTF-7 can be sent with the 7BIT c-t-e, like ISO-2022. UTF-8
> has to be sent with 8BIT, quoted-printable, or base64. Is there a problem
> in supporting both options?
> David Goldsmith
> Architect
> International, Text, and Graphics Group
> Apple Computer, Inc.

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