page encoding question - thank you

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Thank you very much to all who replied.  I think I will leave well enough
alone for now and not bother re-encoding the whole mess.

This UTF-8 routine of mine started when I was talking to a local chap and he
mentioned that he had visited one of the major automobile manufacturer's web
site and discovered that all their pages were encoded UTF-8 ... Ford-Jaguar,
I think???  So, I figured that if UTF-8 was good enough for a nice little
earner like F-J, it should do quite nicely for me, thank you.  Then, when I
already had a bunch of pages done, another chap comes up and sells me a pup
about the extreme limitations of UTF-8.  Oh well, learn something new every

Once again, thanks a bunch.
Tony Vella in Ottawa, Canada

Re: page encoding question - thank you

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I imagine that the choice depends on which languages are used on the same
website or at least on the same page.
You could not use iso-8859-1 for Chinese as far as I know...and if the page
contains a part in Chinese and a part in a European language what could I
use instead of UTF-8 and which were more effective as well?
On the other hand, if you only use West-european languages, I guess that
iso-8859-1 would do the job.

      Luigi Donatello Asero

Re: page encoding question - thank you

Luigi Donatello Asero wrote:

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Well, you *can*, but you'll need to use numeric character references
instead of just typing in the characters directly.

That is, the following is OK in utf-8:


But in iso-8859-1 you'd have to resort to something ugly like:


Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
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