Re: ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

Gavin Nicol (
Sat, 6 May 95 10:09:19 EDT

> If we for some reason said "HTML 2.0 shall use ISO10646 although
>support for rendering characters beyond the ISO8859-1 subset is not required
>for minimal complience", this does not mean that most browsers which
>followed the preceeding rule would suddently be able to display Japanese(for

Well, they will not by some miracle suddenly have multilingual
capabilities, but by specifying ISO 10646, we give them official
permission (as it were) to add such capabilities if they desire to do
so. By leaving the document character set as ISO 8859-1, we are
basically disallowing such capabilities (or at least, putting them
into the "non-standard" category).