Re: HTML-WG digest 105: Unicode

Amanda Walker (
Mon, 17 Jul 95 16:15:42 EDT

> We (Accent Software Internation) will be coming out with proposals for
> an interim (Unicode UTF7 which is encoded in Latin-1 characters)
> and additions to HTML-3 (also supportive to UTF-8 and maybe UCS-2
> Unicode).

What do you feel needs to be proposed? The current HTTP/HTML framework
allows the use of UTF-7, UTF-8, and UCS-2 today. For HTTP, all you have to do
is to provide the appropriate charset value in the Content-Type: line. How to
do this is server-dependent, of course, and no currently available browsers
support Unicode at all, to my knowledge, but I haven't run into anything that
would prevent it.

Amanda Walker
InterCon Systems Corporation