Solving the UTF-8 problem

Doug Ewell dewell at
Thu Jul 12 09:02:41 CEST 2007

CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail dot com> wrote:

> Hi, I am also for utf-8 so long as we link to the appropriate 
> fonts/viewers (for libraries).

I'm still not convinced that this is our responsibility.  I can try 
looking for some stable and informative links -- Alan Wood's outstanding 
pages at leap to mind -- but as we said 
before, this is unlikely to be of much use to a library user who isn't 
allowed to install fonts or software.

(I am still willing to bet that CE's library machine has Internet 
Explorer 4.0 or later, and can thus view a local UTF-8 file.)

> Plus of course I assume we are keeping an unofficial text version at 

I don't oppose this, but if you want to keep the version with the hex 
NCRs, do you really still need the links to UTF-8 fonts and viewers?

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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