Re: Multilingual Documents [was: HTML forms and UTF-8]

From: G. Adam Stanislav (
Date: Thu Dec 02 1999 - 22:59:47 EST

At 16:42 02-12-1999 -0800, Christopher John Fynn wrote:
>It's not even just old browsers - IE 5 has a large range of languages you
>can set in
>order of preference for requesting content but it has no option for UTF-8 so
>is never
>going to request it even though it can display UTF-8 text correctly for many
>and scripts.

Just set up your web server to include the following in the HTTP header:

        Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8

Or if you cannot configure your server, use the appropriate http-equiv in
your html code. It should not be the user who asks for utf-8, it should be
the web server.

For an example web site that does it this way, see . It is in English, but uses utf-8 just to
display the apostrophe properly.

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