Re: Unicode or specific language charset

From: Robert Kidd (
Date: Mon Dec 18 2006 - 17:37:57 CST

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    First of all, thank you Ken, Addison, and Doug for the helpful push
    toward Unicode. I have a question for you Ken (and others if you wish).
    You said:

    >Note that not having appropriate
    >fonts to display unusual languages with strange scripts is
    >a problem *whether or not* you encode the translated material
    >in Unicode.

    I assume you mean that this is a user/translator/browser issue which we
    can do nothing about and which I don't think will be a serious problem
    since the translators will presumably have the ability to read, write
    and view pages in their source language and target language and the
    users (potential clients browsing for a translator) will 1) be able to
    read the pages in their own language and 2) if their computer is not
    set up to display the language then they most likely cannot read the
    language and therefore it makes not difference.

    I also assume that if the user's machine does not have the correct
    fonts they will receive a notification of this and be asked to install
    the font from the CD?

    I know this is overlapping into Web site development but I have yet to
    find a good forum for this discussion, until now of course. ;o) Thank
    you once again for all your help.

    Robert Kidd, Director
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