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From Alexander Schatten <>
Subject Re: Serious Encoding Problems (Umlaute)
Date Sat, 07 Jun 2003 10:54:17 GMT
Steven Noels wrote:

> On 6/06/2003 11:55 Alexander Schatten wrote:
>> and moreover: I do not understand why this iso setting is not the 
>> default setting: because it works with all characters english as well 
>> as german... so why not use this one as default, would be less 
>> confusing for all, no?
> How about all these people _not_ using a classical anglosaxonroman 
> language?
> </Steven>

This is simple: they have to select another encoding.

Wasn't my argument clear? Again:

(1) UTF-8 practically only works for english texts, and does not work 
with ae oe ue and so on

(2) ISO-8850-1 works for Western-Europe AS WELL AS for english texts: 
Hence this is no disadvantage for all english speaking users, but an 
advantage for Western European ones

At least, if I do understand the encoding correctly, albeit I might have 
a basic misunderstanding here. However, if those assumptions are true, 
it seems to be *very* logic to use iso encoding as default, particularly 
also, because Cocoon has a strong European basis.


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