Re: Designing a multilingual web site

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 23:10:28 EDT

You should explicitly set the encoding in the header of your page, and not
leave it for the browser to guess. The following should go all in one line
at the very top of the header:

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; CHARSET=UTF-8">


----- Original Message -----
From: "Munzir Taha" <>
To: "Michael (michka) Kaplan" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2000 6:42 PM
Subject: Designing a multilingual web site

> I opened notepad, write arabic, and saved the file as filename.htm with
> Encoding UTF-8. Opening the page, I found that view -> Encoding shows
> Unicode (UTF-8) with auto-select enabled. My question is where this info
> lies - In my box?. Suppose I publish the page, how can people know that I
> told notepad to save as Unicode ;-)
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