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Re: new sysinstall

From: Sander Vesik <sander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 05 Sep 2003 16:51:58 GMT
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leafy <leafy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Display in web browser is normaly not related to locale - i know my
>> browser displays spam html mails coming from east-asia just fine 8-)
> Heh, my IE and Konqueror display UTF-8 just as well, but that's because 
> they can handle all UTF-8 encoding plus the display system knows the 
> correct UTF-8 characters to display.
> To correctly display UTF-8 charaters on the console (in this case, lynx 
> or links), you need:
> 1. A browser that understands UTF-8 (ok for both links and lynx)
> 2. A console program that actually knows UTF-8 and display correct 
> charaters. This is what we lack, along with the locale. 
> Using lynx with ports/chinese/zhcon or ports/chinese/big5con let users 
> read GB or Big5 encoded pages, whereas links currently just strip the 
> 8th bit and produces unreadable output.

Do we have a console that displays any CJK at all? There are several utf-8
capable terminals.

We should not be using or relying on continued support in terminals and 
browsers for non-unicode multibyte encodings. 

> Jiawei


+++ Out of cheese error +++

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