Re: Characters in range 128-159, incl.

Gavin Nicol (
Fri, 27 Jan 95 03:46:57 EST

>Personally, I find the text in the SGML Handbook on character sets to
>be very difficult to understand. While it might be that "the SGML
>Handbook" is just not clear on the issue, I'm instead conjecturing
>that the SGML facilities for dealing with multiple character sets is
>weaker than MIME, and that we should ignore the SGML character set
>mechanisms and use MIME's.

Provided it's not multi-byte encoded, the charset handling of SGML is
not bad when all is taken into consideration.

Anyway, using the mime charset= parameter is a Good Thing (tm).