HTML 4.0 Approved, and Unicode
ras at nimbus.anzio.com
Thu Dec 18 17:13:56 EST 1997
Thanks for the notification.
I recently commented (on this list, I think!) in the context of web page
translation, that I thought HTML had no way of dealing with "foreign"
(depending on your point of view) character entities. As Thomas points out,
HTML 4 standardizes on Unicode (same as ISO 10646). It does this in a way that
is backward compatible with earlier schemes. This holds great promise for
international and other cross-language access.
For those interested in Unicode issues, let me save you some time. Although
information about Unicode is available (http://www.unicode.org), you won't
find the actual standard (character maps, glyphs, etc.) there. For that you
need an actual BOOK (with CD-ROM): ISBN 0-201-48345-9
....Bob Rasmussen, President, Rasmussen Software, Inc.
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