Re: Last Call: UTF-16

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Aug 18 1999 - 06:44:44 EDT

Ar 14:03 -0700 1999-08-17, scríobh Deborah Goldsmith:

>> 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

No they don't. They translate UTF-8 pages into Mac Roman, which means that
Icelandic thorn and most everything else in Latin (including Irish
characters!) gets represented by a ? , which is not what I want.

I'm not likely to be using Outlook Express or Internet Explorer.

>A short demonstration using Outlook Express (maybe I should just say "watch
>Roman: ABCDE ˆ©ˆßˆ
>Cyrillic (don't expect it to make sense): -Å-‡-†-à-¥-¥-à-Å
>Japanese: Êó*Êú¨Ëû
>Korean (hope I remember this right): ÌïúͽÄ

I didn't get anything useful in Eudora for this.

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