From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 23 2003 - 01:40:26 EDT
Apologies in advance to anyone who visits my Web site and sees garbage
characters, a.k.a. "mojibake." It isn't my fault.
Adelphia is currently having a character-set problem with their HTTP
servers. Apparently they are serving all pages as ISO 8859-1 even if
they are marked as being encoded in another character set, such as
UTF-8. So, instead of seeing U+2022 BULLET on my page, for example,
If you manually change the encoding in your browser to UTF-8, or
download the page and display it as a local file, everything looks fine
because Adelphia's server is no longer calling the shot. Their tech
support people acknowledge that the problem is at their end and said
they would look into it.
I understand that having the "Unicode Encoded" logo on my page next to
these garbage characters may not reflect well on Unicode, especially to
newbies. I'm considering putting a disclaimer at the top of my pages,
but I'm waiting to see how quickly they solve the problem.
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