Re: How-To handle i18n when you don't know charset?

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 08:39:56 EDT

> Now you take the case of my friend M. Lebœuf, whom
> name includes a character not easily available in common
> charsets, trying to answer such a form included in a
> iso-8859-1 html page... I am not sure he will appreciate
> to see his name considered as garbage...

Ah, this is why UTF-8 can be great. Take

for example. In a few days it will even wok in more browsers than just IE!
But since it is using UTF-8 throughout, it will accept whatever you throw at
it in regards to characters. I even added your friend's name, for fun. :-)


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