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From "Zvi Har'El" ...@math.technion.ac.il>
Subject AddCharset filename extensions
Date Sun, 14 Dec 2003 13:13:34 GMT
The default httpd.conf includes the lines

AddCharset ISO-8859-1  .iso8859-1  .latin1
AddCharset ISO-8859-2  .iso8859-2  .latin2 .cen
AddCharset ISO-8859-3  .iso8859-3  .latin3
AddCharset ISO-8859-4  .iso8859-4  .latin4
AddCharset ISO-8859-5  .iso8859-5  .latin5 .cyr .iso-ru
AddCharset ISO-8859-6  .iso8859-6  .latin6 .arb
AddCharset ISO-8859-7  .iso8859-7  .latin7 .grk
AddCharset ISO-8859-8  .iso8859-8  .latin8 .heb
AddCharset ISO-8859-9  .iso8859-9  .latin9 .trk

However, quick look at http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets shows
that calling the non-latin charsets ISO8859-N by the name latinN is wrong. 
For example, latin8 is ISO-8859-14, or iso-celtic, and certainly not
ISO-8859-8, which is just hebrew! Similarly, latin6 is ISO-8859-10, and not
ISO-8859-6, which is arabic! Finally, latin5 is ISO-8859-9, turkish, and not
ISO-8859-5, which is cyrillic. latin1-4 are ok, and I didn't find latin7 in
this reference at all. I suggest httpd.conf should be fixed accordingly.

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Dr. Zvi Har'El     mailto:rl@math.technion.ac.il     Department of Mathematics
tel:+972-54-227607 icq:179294841     Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
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                             Sunday, 19 Kislev 5764, 14 December 2003,  3:03PM

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