Re: Communicator Unicode

From: Yung-Fong Tang (
Date: Fri Sep 12 1997 - 18:18:43 EDT

Charles Wicksteed wrote:

> Adrian Havill wrote:
> >I'm curious to know why UCS-2 wasn't included in its support, as the
> >most commonly available (primitive, but still the most common) Unicode
> >editor in the world today is the Windows NT's NOTEPAD.EXE.
> Navigator 4.01a (on Win95, the only platform I've tried) does support
> UCS-2, both big-endian and little-endian, if a Byte Order Mark is
> included. It is such a distinctive byte pattern that Netscape decided
> to make detection automatic, and no option for UCS-2 is given on the
> Encoding menu.

I think you misunderstand the origional question. He is asking why UCS-2 is not
in the Accept-Charset header. He is not asking why Netscape do not support
UCS-2 or anything related to encoding menu.

> Don't include a "META...charset" tag in the file: that seems to confuse
> it.
> Don't ask me how I generate the test files (well, do ask me, but privately)
> but it involves Perl scripts.
> Charles
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