you suggested two sites for viewing a Unicode site.
I looked at the source code for
I went to the chinese page for the following site and looked at the source code.
Maybe the data in the database is unicode, but the displayed html is not.
Sun, 01 Oct 2000, χΩ ΞΑΠΙΣΑΜΙ:
> From: George Zeigler [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> >Anyone know of a major site out there that uses only unicode.
> >Actually, any decent business site.
> Try http://calendar.msn.com for a site exclusively in Unicode.
> But: running a site which is based on Unicode and does practically
> everything in Unicode doesn't mean that every single HTML page generated by
> it is in Unicode. Try all of the pages linked from
> http://search.msn.com/worldwide.asp. All the pages linked from here are
> served up by a single site. Wouldn't be possible (well, much harder at
> least) if the database back end holding the web directory and web site
> descriptions and the rest of the infrastructure running MSN Search were not
> in Unicode.
> >Unicode seems useful only for those working with ancient or
> >non-major languages or for those working with multiple languages in the
> ... or are operating web sites hosting content in multiple languages.
> FFor a site which is interested only in catering to Russian speaking users or
> the set of languages whose characters can be represented in windows-1252 or
> koi-r, indeed it is fine to run in windows-1252 or koi-r exclusively. Just
> don't expect to extend your site at any point to users who speak languages
> not representable in windows-1252/koi8-r.
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