RE: Google and Unicode

From: Sampo Syreeni (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 16:25:49 EDT

On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Paul Deuter wrote:

>Is this strictly true? I think there are cases where the results are
>sent back ISO-8859-1.

Might be. However, try a search on "japanese" with IE. The first page is,
quite definitely, UTF-8. I'd say it's about time one of the major search
engines went over to Unicode, big time, and what we have here seems like a
big "Go Girl!" for Google.

Sampo Syreeni, aka decoy -, tel:+358-50-5756111
student/math+cs/helsinki university,
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