Re: Unicode conference papers

From: Jukka K. Korpela (
Date: Thu Nov 23 2006 - 02:17:19 CST

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    On Wed, 22 Nov 2006, Martin Duerst wrote:

    >> Text encoded as UTF-8, then reinterpreted using an 8-bit encoding (often
    >> Latin-1 or Windows-1252), and then re-encoded incorrectly as UTF-8 for
    >> a second time.
    > Yes. The W3C site has quite a lot of these, too, even if they are
    > fortunately usually limited to single characters such as the copyright
    > sign. Here's an example:

    That page is a somewhat different case. There's more than the copyright
    sign that is wrong there, namely the registered sign and two occurrences
    of e with acute (in the name "Josť"), too. Moreover, the page says
       <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
       <meta http-equiv="content-type"
       content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=UTF-8" />
    but what really matters is the HTTP header
       Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

    If you manually change the encoding used by a browser to UTF-8, the ť's
    become right and the two other non-ASCII characters become a little less
    obscured by extra characters before them. There _is_ a "double UTF-8"
    involved, too, but the primary problem is that the declared encoding
    is not the one actually used on the page.

    Jukka "Yucca" Korpela,

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