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

From: Vincent DelGobbo (
Date: Mon Jun 08 1998 - 10:55:03 EDT

> On Mon, 8 Jun 1998, Otto Stolz wrote:
> > Netscape 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
> headers.
> -john

I have never had a problem with the above syntax providing
the file was served by our Web server. It did not work
if I tried pointing directly to the file, bypassing the
Web server. That is, with the file: protocol, the META
tag is ignored.


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