Re: Charset Meta tag (was: Hawaiian language site goes Unicode)

From: John Fieber (
Date: Mon Jun 08 1998 - 10:12:47 EDT

On Mon, 8 Jun 1998, Otto Stolz wrote:

> NetscapeŽ Communicator 4.05 (for X-Windows/Unix) apparently does not,
> though the page contains the tag
> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
> I have to manually change the setting in the View/Encoding menu to
> "Unicode (UTF-8)", otherwise the browser will assume Latin-1 encoding.

It is a chicken-egg problem when the encoding is encoded in the
file. I've found reloading the page usually works when Netscape
gets it wrong the first time around.

It is much better to configure the server to send out proper HTTP


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