Re: Chinese websites

From: Tague Griffith (
Date: Thu Aug 13 1998 - 18:48:48 EDT

This has to do with the way the pages are authored.
The sites that display correctly probably have a META tag which indicates the
character set information. Navigator parses this tag and is able to select
the right character set and font to display the page. Without this tag, it
has to make assumptions and guess about what character set the page was
authored in.


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

tague griffith
minion, internationalization
netscape communications
"more and more i'm begining to realize the world would be a better
 place if i was its supreme dictator." - me

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