RE: UTF-8 in web pages

From: Martin J. Duerst (
Date: Tue Feb 09 1999 - 03:39:28 EST

Hello Adrian,

At 21:18 99/02/06 -0800, Adrian Havill wrote:

> > You can influence this by tagging the content with a lang attribute, i.e.
> > <HTML lang=zh-cn>. In this example the unified Han will be preferably
> > rendered with a simplified Chinese font.
> "theoretically" in a browser that implements HTML 4.0 fully, this is true
> (they may even understand the Unicode language tagging system),

Do you mean the plane 14 language tags? HTML does not need them, taking them
into consideration would only confuse things. The current HTML 4.0 spec
does not say that they are illegal, but future W3C specifications may say so.

Regards, Martin.

#-#-# Martin J. Du"rst, World Wide Web Consortium

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