Tim Greenwood wrote:
> Pretty much all of the pages on the web, and the browsers, ignore the
> differences between ISO-8859-1 and Windows code page 1252.
I wish they would! I'm pretty sick of seeing question marks where there should
be quotes, apostrophes, bullets, em-dashes, etc.
> So what is a system that stores all data in Unicode and converts for web
> output to do with U+20AC? The formally correct process would seem to be to
> convert to 0x80 only for CP1252 (and the other CP12xx sets) to 0xa4 for
> ISO-8859-15 and to the 'not a character in this set' sign for ISO-8859-1.
> This may be formally correct, but would not help the majority of users. For
> that we would convert to 0x80 for ISO-8859-1 - it works even though 'wrong'.
Sure, if you don't care about Unix users.
Unless Linux does something different?
-- Andrea Vine, firstname.lastname@example.org, iPlanet i18n architect A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging--it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used. - Supreme Court Justice Holmes
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