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RE: [xml-dev] Ten Years Later - XML 1.0 Fifth Edition?

> Out of interest - what is the standard approach for 
> displaying some XML that contains a real mix [of] Unicode characters?

I once worked on a UK government web site that had to display text in
Chinese, Urdu, Bengali, Welsh, and English. And I'm afraid the bad news was
that the available fonts simply weren't up to it. Native speakers of these
languages told us that the results were unreadable. We ended up using
graphics. I would like to believe that that situation has changed (this was
about 8 years ago), but I can't see any evidence for this.

I don't know if the site that we were building still exists. I found this
page in Welsh


which seems to display incorrectly in both Firefox and IE (spot the question
marks). There seems to be very little information now on UK government sites
in Asian languages. One example is


which appears to be relying on images and PDFs.

Depressing really.

Michael Kay

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