Re: ISO charsets; Unicode

Christian L. Mogensen (mogens@CS.Stanford.EDU)
Tue, 27 Sep 1994 03:05:19 +0100

Chris Lilley, Computer Graphics Unit writes:

> Not in this particular instance, no. In the general case of Aramaic
> etc yes it is currently a problem. There has been some discussion on
> the list before about this: I seem to remember that we learned that
> SGML does not have the expressive power to say that this here
> paragraph is in ISO 8859-9 or shift-JIS or whatever.

Is there | Can we reach a consensus about what needs to be added for
this to happen - it seems like an eminently useful extension. How was
the SGML community proposing to handle the Greek/English dictionary?
How would we do it on the web? (Inline graphics is not the answer I'm
looking for...)

Christian "off to comp.text.sgml or whatever it's called"