Re: Last Call: UTF-16

From: Deborah Goldsmith (
Date: Tue Aug 17 1999 - 17:09:54 EDT

>>While I don't disagree with your basic point, if you are *sending* say
>>MacRoman text, the fact of the matter is that you can send it *as* Unicode,
>>and your mail client could do the conversion for you. Similarly, browsers
>>are getting better and better at handling stuff like UTF-8 that is brought
>>in. So although things aren't nearly where we'd like them, they're getting
> I can't do it right now, can I? Eudora and Netscape don't handle UTF-8 yet.

Outlook Express does, and has since 4.0 at least. I'm not sure about mail,
but Netscape definitely handles UTF-8 for web pages (as does Internet

A short demonstration using Outlook Express (maybe I should just say "watch

Roman: ABCDE éçö
Cyrillic (don't expect it to make sense): снкшддшс
Japanese: 日本語
Korean (hope I remember this right): 한글

Unfortunately, none of the mail applications handle WorldScript I (Arabic,
Hebrew, Indic, Thai, etc.). iCab, a new web browser under development,
handles those scripts for web pages.

Deborah Goldsmith
Manager, International Toolbox Group
Apple Computer, Inc.

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