Re: Chinese websites

From: Jim Saunders (
Date: Thu Aug 13 1998 - 18:50:48 EDT

If you look at the page source you will probably see that the page includes a
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=BIG5"> or
equivalent. This tells the browser what encoding the page is in. Without
this, or the HTTP equivalent the browser does not know and you have to set
the encoding using the menu.


Limin Zhang wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a question about websites in Chinese. When I use Netscape
> Communicator 4.05 to browse the web, I visited some websites which are in
> simplified Chinese or in traditional Chinese. The strange
> thing is, some websites which are in traditional Chinese or simplified
> would not display correctly if I didn't set the encoding to the proper
> language. But some websites do display correctly even if I set encoding
> to other languages. Why? What makes the difference between these
> webpages? Thank you
> Limin


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