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How to link to a Unicode web page?

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Postby edonnelly » Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:50 pm

I don't know the exact answer, but I think the problem is that it is a .txt file and doesn't tell browsers which text coding system to use. When I first looked at it with firefox (in linux) it was all garbage. I went to view->character encoding and saw that it was defaulting to 'Western ISO-8859-1' which is what most non-unicode pages show up for me. I then switched to 'utf-8' which is what most unicode pages show for me, but it was still garbage. I then switched to 'utf-16' which I don't think I had ever heard of before, but it displayed perfectly.

Maybe if you change the extension to .html and add the following, it will work better by default:

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<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=utf-16">

** Everything from the current file here

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