Re: asking for help

From: Herman Ranes (
Date: Wed Feb 10 1999 - 11:52:35 EST

Netscape switches "automatically" this way:

Insert a META tag (in the HTML head) which declares the correct MIME
parameters (or configure your http server)

In my homepage
it looks like this:

<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html" charset="UTF-8">
<TITLE>Ranes, Herman</TITLE>

Actually, I do not use UTF-8 in my home page, but numerical character
references (NCRs).

But in this page:
I use UTF-8 encoding.

Hajd˙ Gergely skreiv:
> Could you help me, please?
> My problem is: I have to use some "exotic" (Hungarian, Romanian)
> characters in a Web page I'm working on -- together with Western
> (Danish, French) ones which means a Central-European only character set
> like ISO-8859-2 is not a solution for me. Well, users of current Windows
> and Mac OS have some Unicode fonts installed, haven't they? I found the
> Unicode decimal values (over 300). Half of my books and the online
> resources I consulted says I should declare the META charset as ISO
> 10646-UCS-2; the others say, as ISO/IEC 10646-1. I tried both but the
> results are the same: when I load the page my browsers' View menu shows
> they keep on using the default. (ISO 8859-1.) Actually, MSIE displays
> what I wanted; Navigator shows question marks in place of the accented
> characters until I choose Encoding/UTF-8 manually! But I'm afraid it is
> something the average visitor hates to be instructed to do...
> Regards
> Gergely Hajdu

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