<html><div style='background-color:'><DIV class=RTE>Hi, I support text transliterations for the Chinese; Doug has convinced me that since text transliterations of other characters does not involve that many characters the files are readable as are, so o.k., don't transliterate then (but an ansi or ascii version is still nice); but I also see no reason to have the extension .utf8 rather than .txt at this point; .txt works fine and I am able to see the encoding when I click for the file properties. </DIV>
<DIV></DIV>If you can convince me that there is a need for the extension name .utf8 ???
<DIV></DIV>(More comments below; I won't respond any more for a while; I'm at a computer in a country library; they really have a shortage of computers, internet is slow as it is, and so on)
<DIV></DIV>--C. E. Whitehead
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<DIV></DIV>Jeremy Carroll jjc at hpl.hp.com
<DIV></DIV>Mon Jul 16 12:34:45 CEST 2007
<DIV></DIV>> This is not a site intended for the general public requiring some
<DIV></DIV>> solution for old, old browsers. If it were, they would be a server side
<DIV></DIV>> solution by looking at the user agent information passed with the http
<DIV></DIV>> request, and returning say the ascii only version or redirecting to a
<DIV></DIV>> URL with a .txt extension or whatever. But that is not what this page is
<DIV></DIV>Hi, your site is a site for libraries and such all over the world! Also for web developers, whatever kind of equipment is being used.
<DIV></DIV>I would not try to second guess what everyone is using.
<DIV></DIV>Doug Ewell dewell at roadrunner.com
<DIV></DIV>Sat Jul 14 23:38:28 CEST 2007
<DIV></DIV>> I will note that I couldn't open the UTF-8 Registry at langtag.net in
<DIV></DIV>> this way, because Stéphane named it language-subtag-registry.utf8. Many
<DIV></DIV>> operating systems including Windows, and many browsers including IE,
<DIV></DIV>> know what to do with files with a .txt extension but have no idea what
<DIV></DIV>> to do with a .utf8 file. I suggest changing the naming convention for
<DIV></DIV>> UTF-8 files on langtag.net from "something.utf8" or "something.txt.utf8"
<DIV></DIV>> to "something.utf8.txt" to take advantage of this.
<DIV></DIV>+1 thanks very much; in my opinion the file does not need to be names utf8 at all; all my utf-8 text files are saved as .txt with no indicator that these are utf-8; I click to see the encoding and then I know!
<DIV></DIV>(I think people have more problems withfinding the appropriate fonts and such than they have with clicking to see the file type; just my 2 cents)
<DIV></DIV>> > So just make sure to link to the fonts, viewers, etc. when you put up
<DIV></DIV>> > the utf-8 version and keep an ansi or ascii version unofficially.
<DIV></DIV>> One more time: We will not be the only organization out there with a
<DIV></DIV>> UTF-8 file, and we are not responsible for tutoring the remaining part
<DIV></DIV>> of the world that doesn't know how to work with UTF-8. There are many
<DIV></DIV>> useful "Introduction to UTF-8" sites that can help. I can see posting a
<DIV></DIV>> "reduced value" hex-NCR version of the Registry, and I can see posting
<DIV></DIV>> an informative link to a tutorial site, but I cannot see making this a
<DIV></DIV>> primary activity of the language-tagging group.
<DIV></DIV>> Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
<DIV></DIV>Doug, we do not need to provide a tutorial nor make informing people about utf-8 our primary activity, I agree, just a link to the relevant fonts.
<DIV></DIV>(P.S. Thanks for the details; I always use the font Lucida console for viewing characters from other languages; I still have problems with some characters in the utf-8 version of the registry too!--but not with that many at this point; glad you support text transliterations of comments in Chinese!)</div><br clear=all><hr> <a href="http://g.msn.com/8HMAENUS/2752??PS=47575" target="_top">i'm making a difference. Make every IM count for the cause of your choice. Join Now. </a> </html>