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From Konstantin Chuguev <>
Subject Multilingual Apache [Was: Re: mod_mime/3238: New directive suggestion: AddCharset (fwd)]
Date Tue, 20 Oct 1998 17:14:56 GMT
Hi, Apache users and developers.

Marc Slemko wrote:
> This needs to be looked at by someone who understands the support for and
> use of charsets.
Well, I seem to be one of those guys :-)

> The implementation may well need cleaning up, but the idea sounds like it
> may possibly have value if it isn't too expensive.
Although my implementation is kind of expensive, I think it can
be useful for somebody...

MultiWeb is a multilingual extension of Apache, supporting
multiple character sets (including Unicode and several CJK ones),
their conversion for GET, POST, PUT methods and several other
features. AddCharset and many others.

Just today the latest version is released: Apache-1.3.3-MultiWeb-3.2.

Some details are on

Unfortunately, not much documentation now, but I am working on it.

And please feel free to ask any questions.

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: 19 Oct 1998 04:59:39 -0000
> From: Youichirou Koga <>
> To:
> Subject: mod_mime/3238: New directive suggestion: AddCharset
> >Number:         3238
> >Category:       mod_mime
> >Synopsis:       New directive suggestion: AddCharset
> >Confidential:   no
> >Severity:       non-critical
> >Priority:       medium
> >Responsible:    apache
> >State:          open
> >Class:          change-request
> >Submitter-Id:   apache
> >Arrival-Date:   Sun Oct 18 23:10:00 PDT 1998
> >Last-Modified:
> >Originator:
> >Organization:
> apache
> >Release:        1.3.3
> >Environment:
> FreeBSD 2.2.7-STABLE
> >Description:
> New directive suggestion: AddCharset
> HTTP's default charset for Content-Type: is ISO-8859-1.
> This default value is very convenient for languages which
> are written with latin character. However it is not
> convenient for some other languages (e.g. Japanese),
> because we must specify a charset parameter explicitly and
> we are using not only one charset but many charsets.
> (e.g. iso-8859-1, iso-2022-jp, Shift_JIS, EUC-JP, and so on.)
> We can use ForceType and AddType directives to specify
> a charset parameter. Currently, if we set correct charset,
> we must set it for all text/* media types using such directives,
> but we don't use only one charset, as I've already written.
> Now I propose adding a new directive, AddCharset to the mod_mime.
> AddCharset directive allows us to set charset easily.
> I have already implemented it. The patch and its manual is
> available at following URL:
> <>
> I hope you'll understand its necessity and merge it in next release.

	Konstantin V. Chuguev.		System administrator of Southern	Ural Regional Center of FREEnet,		Chelyabinsk, Russia.

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