Re: UTF-8: Michael takes the plunge

From: Markus Kuhn (
Date: Tue Apr 06 1999 - 13:02:26 EDT

Michael Everson wrote on 1999-04-06 15:37 UTC:
> I made it. It's at
> For me,
> the Latin 1 vowels come out OK in Netscape. Everything else comes out as a
> question mark. I'm not very happy with the result, as you can imagine.

Netscape obviously can't handle Irish characters at the moment, but then
this is Netscape's problem and not yours. Under Linux I also see only
question marks, and even though I have various good ISO 10646-1 fonts
installed on my system (e.g., my 6x13, Mark Leisher's ClearlyU, or
Roman's Unifont), Netscape on Linux does not allow me at the moment to
use these.

Your UTF-8 encoding seems to be perfectly correct, because when I view
your HTML file under Linux with my text editor (yudit), I see the
following screen content with loads of Irish letters (see attached small


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
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