Re: Displaying 'umlaut' character

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I have. Various HTML definitions over the last 15 years, to be exact,
and they all agree with me. I haven't yet read most of HTML5, but I
don't expect it to depart from existing practice in this respect. Here
is the relevant part of HTML4:


Re: Displaying 'umlaut' character

Peter J. Holzer wrote:

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The HTML5 drafts are based on continuity, and they agree with you.
Preserving the old ways of specifying the character encoding, they just add
another way:
<meta charset="iso-8859-1">
which actually works already on most browsers, I guess.

There's a widespread meme, among web authors, saying that "&ouml;" etc. is
_the_ right way. People who pass it forward have normally never read any
"HTML definition" beyond simplistic and possibly wrong tutorial-like stuff,
so it's quite normal that accuse others for not having read "the HTML


Re: Displaying 'umlaut' character

On Wed, 29 Sep 2010, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

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It's already mentioned on

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