From: Magda Danish \(Unicode\) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 01 2003 - 11:50:29 CST
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> -----Original Message-----
> Date/Time: Wed Oct 1 05:19:00 EDT 2003
> Contact: email@example.com
> Report Type: Other Question, Problem, or Feedback
> I'm a web developer at Oxford University in the UK, and we
> are considering encoding all our websites in Unicode to allow
> support of non-western languages.
> However, we have a problem.
> Our problem is the representation of the £ sign (British
> pound sign - U+00A3). When we type this character into our
> pages and then set the character encoding in our pages to
> Unicode (UTF-8) (either by setting it directly in the HTTP
> header, or setting it using the <meta
> http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
> tag), when we view the pages we see the standard ASCII set of
> characters, but the Pound sign displays as an error.
> This happens when we use Netscape 7.02, and IE 6.0 (both very
> modern browsers.
> Is there something obvious that I am missing? If there is
> then I would very much appreciate it if you explain it in as
> simple terms as possible as I am a real novice in this area.
> Also which version of Unicode does HTML 4.0 support using
> escape characters (eg. £)?
> With this problem with our pages we are seriously considering
> abandoning Unicode for ISO-8859-1.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jim Leek
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