Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Two possibilities:
> * you are using a bad browser.
> * you have not declared the encoding type in the head of the document
I'm using Doczilla 1.0, which I'm coming to like more and more.
> > machine would save it as Unicode. Or am I just being naive?
> slightly, because "Unicode" covers a multitude of sins. You can
> encode it in many ways. Your OS may know about Unicode, but that
> does not mean it save text by default in an encoding like UTF-8.
> If its Windows, it likely saves by default in some horrid Windows
> encoding. But geez, what do I know, I dont use Windows :-}
You've hit the nail on the head. After a little experimenting, I find that
if you want it to save text as UTF-8, you have to *tell* it to. I find that
now I can display the text in the browser. Nevertheless I think I
would still like to have the ability to transform it, in the interests of
portability, since not everything will work with Unicode, particularly
in this part of the world. (It may be coming, but it's not here yet.)
One particular problem is that not all the characters I use are yet
available in Unicode fonts (indeed, one or two of them aren't in the
BMP yet), so it is useful to be able to use a non-Unicode font to
display them, which means, of course, having to convert to some
kind of local entity references. So there we are.