Re: internationalisation

From: Andrew Daviel <>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 00:05:27 -0800 (PST)
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On Tue, 27 Oct 1998, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> Regarding different charsets in the mails that are converted into HTML.
> As RFC2070 describes (1), one way of solving the character encoding issue,
> when it comes to non-iso8859-1 charsets, may be to include a tag like:
> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type"
> CONTENT="text/html; charset=ISO-2022-JP">
> "as early as possible within the HEAD of the document"
> My question is, to all of you who do use other (non iso8859-1) charsets, how
> do you specify your charsets when YOU design web pages?

That's the one I recommend. It may also appear in theory as a modifier in the HTTP header. This may be used to automatically select the correct charset on e.g. Netscape Navigator.


Andrew Daviel
Deniable unless digitally signed. Received on Sat 31 Oct 1998 10:13:33 AM GMT

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