Re: Unicode use for end-users

From: Martin J. Duerst (
Date: Thu Jul 31 1997 - 06:32:58 EDT

On Thu, 31 Jul 1997 wrote:

> I have to advise many users how to store cross-language data correctly in
> database files. Many of these files are based using platforms which do not
> support Unicode - DOS and Windows 3.1 for example. Equally, many are in
> formats or created by programs which do not have Unicode support. Up to
> now I have advised users to store data as follows: "Z<00FC>rich".

This is a good idea. A better idea may be to use a SGML/HTML-compatible
notation. This would be Z&#252;rich or, for HTML 4.0, Z&#x00FC; (or
Z&#xFC;). This may allow you to use standard converters instead of
something home-brewn.

Regards, Martin.

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