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From Joerg Heinicke <jheini...@virbus.de>
Subject Re: Encoding of web.xml
Date Thu, 21 Aug 2003 02:23:39 GMT
Wow, what a /hymn/ on UTF-8 :-) I know the advantages of UTF-8 and even 
if there is currently no need for switching I did it. The conversion was 
done hopefully correctly by jEdit.

Joerg

Antonio Gallardo wrote:
> Joerg Heinicke dijo:
> 
>>Is there any problem with ISO-8859-1 or do you think switching to UTF-8
>>would be good in general?
> 
> 
> I think switching all to UTF-8 would be good in general. It is a step
> ahead. UTF-8 is the default standard of every XML doc. The ISO-8859-1 is a
> deprecated encoding. The IETF recommend UTF-8 instead of any other flavor
> of ISO-885x-x. Windows changed to UNICODE. Linux is already using UTF-8 as
> the default encoding. Well, we are moving there.
> 
> AFAIK we (the world) are currently migrating all the computers and systems
> to the well know UNICODE. The idea is to allow all of us to mix on the
> same page code in German, Chinesse, English, etc. without have to worry of
> the encoding. The migration to UTF-8 is a important issue and since a date
> (sorry I dont remember the exactly date) any application cannot be
> considerated internet ready if it does not use UNICODE. Any application
> using ISO-8859 or similar will be cosiderated non-complaint.
> 
> I learned about all this stuff (UNICODE, UTF-8, ISO-8859-1) when started
> in Cocoon I had the common problems generating the HTML pages. My target
> language (Spanish) needs ñ, Ñ, Á, á. etc. Of course other languages need
> other symbols that are not well rendered.
> 
> XHTML 1.0 also has UTF-8 as the default encoding. Java has UTF-8 as the
> default encoding. Many other applications are migrating or are already
> migrated.
> 
> Please read more about unicode at:
> 
> http://www.unicode.org/standard/WhatIsUnicode.html
> 
> By the way If we can change to UTF-8 I think many other problems will go
> away. On the other hand some old applications and browser will not be able
> to display UTF-8 correctly. I mean maybe IE 3.0 or below.
> 
> It is part of all this thing. And the is the main reason why we are having
> problems seeing the copyright symbol on the Cocoon main page of the
> distribution.
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Antonio Gallardo


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