Re: character encosing

Subject: Re: character encosing
From: Lou Quillio <public -at- quillio -dot- com>
To: e-letter <inpost -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 23:11:14 -0400

e-letter wrote:
> How best should technical authors consider various character encoding,
> e.g. when creating an html formatted document, such that all
> characters are legible?

Always indicate the character encoding you've used. If you don't,
applications will guess -- some well, some not so well. Help stamp
out guessing.

Here's Joel Spolsky on character encoding:

Here's the most comprehensive treatment I've seen:

> Personally, I like utf-8. :)

Me too, since it can represent anything yet preserves a good measure
of compatibility with the brain-dead past.


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