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Date:      Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:10:03 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Lars Eighner <lars@larseighner.com>
To:        =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Erik_N=F8rgaard?= <norgaard@locolomo.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: converting UTF-8 to HTML
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1204210909450.5338@abbf.6qbyyneqvnyhc.pbz>
In-Reply-To: <4F9278A2.1020301@locolomo.org>
References:  <20120421055823.GA6788@tinyCurrent> <4F9253D7.7010609@locolomo.org> <4F9278A2.1020301@locolomo.org>

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On Sat, 21 Apr 2012, Erik N=F8rgaard wrote:

> When characters show up wrong in the users browser it's usually because t=
he=20
> browser is set to use a non-UTF-8 charset by default such as windows-1252=
,=20
> the web server sends the charset=3Dascii in the http header and there is =
no or=20
> incorrect meta tag to resolve the problem. Non UTF-8 charsets are a lefto=
ver=20
> from last millenia that we sometimes still choke on .. sorry the rant ;)

UTF-8 is a waste of storage for most people and is incompatiple with
text-mode tools: it's simple another bid to make it impossible to run
without a GUI.

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Lars Eighner
http://www.larseighner.com/index.html
8800 N IH35 APT 1191 AUSTIN TX 78753-5266
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