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   Re: [xml-dev] websites

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  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] websites
  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 14:54:15 -0800
  • In-reply-to: <E1AvFEn-000GbM-Ta@mx1.uniserve.ca>
  • References: <E1AvFEn-000GbM-Ta@mx1.uniserve.ca>

On Feb 23, 2004, at 4:28 AM, steve wrote:

> I am thinking of making my website multilingual and want to know if 
> xml and uft8 is the best way to tackle this problem.  There seems to 
> be a lot of Japanese websites that use shift jis, wouldn't it be 
> better to use utf8?  Would all browsers support a site built on XML 
> and UTF8?

Shift-JIS has been around for a long time and works just fine for 
Japanese-only and Japanese-English websites.  UTF-8 is quite well 
supported by modern browsers.  Browsers have generally poor support for 
arbitrary XML, but there's no reason you shouldn't use XHTML, that's 
well-supported. -Tim



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