Re: Unicode HTML, download

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Mon Nov 22 2004 - 07:52:57 CST

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    On 22/11/2004 12:39, Otto Stolz wrote:

    > ...
    > The only limits are in capabilities of the browser your audience
    > is using (e. g. it may not be able to process RTL text), and in
    > the fonts available to said browser.
    > - In your HTML source, use only characters from the WGL4,
    > cf. <>;
    > in your style sheet, ask for modern, WGL4-conforming fonts,
    > cf. <>.

    This is not very helpful advice if you are wanting to put up a page in
    Hebrew (as Elaine explicitly is) or any other language which is not
    supported by this rather restricted subset, which basically supports
    only European languages (and not all of them), and other languages only
    accidentally. In fact, what you seem to be saying is, only use European
    languages, and expect the rest of the world to learn them. Not quite the
    attitude which Unicode is intended to promote.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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