From: Andrew C. West (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Nov 21 2003 - 07:33:15 EST
On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 11:45:35 -0800, "Frank Yung-Fong Tang" wrote:
> so.. in summary, how is your concusion about the quality of "GB18030"
> support on IE6/Win2K ? If you run the same test on Mozilla / Netscape
> 7.0, what is your conclusion about that quality of support?
For the benefit of those who seem willing to trash Frank's page without actually
having looked at it, it is indeed encoded as GB-18030 with the declaration <META
http-equiv=content-type content="text/html; charset=GB18030">. The SIP
characters are represented three ways on the page : in native GB-18030 encoding,
as hexadecimal NCR entities, and as gif images. It is therefore a fine test for
browser support of GB-18030.
As far as W2K/IE6 is concerned, if you have GB-18030 support installed (and it
is not installed by default) then it seems to open, display and save GB-18030
pages with no problem. The problem is that W2K/IE6 won't render supra-BMP
characters no matter what encoding you use unless they are represented as NCRs
(either as a single 32-bit value or as two 16-bit surrogates, in hex or decimal
format) and the encoding is set to "User Defined" (either in the encoding
declaration on the page or manually by the end-user).
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