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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Arabic?
Date Fri, 07 Jun 1996 17:42:11 GMT
Aram Mirzadeh wrote:
> 
> At 04:30 PM 6/7/96 +0100, you wrote:
> >Someone just asked me if he could display web pages in Arabic. I had to admit
> >that I don't know.
> >
> >I know that the "language" can be negotiated, and (at least in HTTP/1.1) the
> >character set. I also know that Netscape has Japanese/Chinese and other tricky
> >languages as options (though not Arabic). So ... how does this stuff work? Does
> >it work at all?
> 
> Yes it does... it just uses escape characters to send the information.  
> Arabic is one of the hardest ones, because it's written right to left.   So alot
> more has to be done with it, when doing a page.  You need both a OS and 
> a client that can handle the character set, the server doesn't really care.  

Any suggestions as to what these might be? Presumably not Windoze and Netscape?

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> <Aram>
> --
> Aram W. Mirzadeh, MIS Manager, Qosina Corporation
> http://www.qosina.com/~awm/, awm@qosina.com
> Apache httpd server team http://www.apache.org
> 
> 

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