FW: Unicode and the UTF8 encoding in HTML

From: Magda Danish (Unicode) (v-magdad@microsoft.com)
Date: Fri Sep 14 2001 - 18:06:47 EDT

-----Original Message-----
From: James Gardner [mailto:james@robertsonlanguages.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 1:23 AM
To: info@unicode.org
Subject: Questions

Dear Sir / Madam,
        I am currently quite confused about the link between Unicode and
the UTF8 character encoding in HTML. And also the link to how files are
        I have a Microsoft Active Server Page which is saved as an ANSI
file.In this file I specify that it should use UTF8 encoding. The data
(text) that is put into the page when it is created by the server is
stored as unicode. The problem is that when it reaches a browser it
seems to have been converted to Western European format, if I change the
encoding back to UTF it display funny characters. Is this because the
file is an ANSI file and WIndows is doing a conversion to the most
appropriate format behind my back? Do I need to save a file as unicode
as well as specifying utf8 encoding to properly display unicode on the
                Any help would be most appreciated!
                                        James Gardner

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