[OS X TeX] Re: TeXShop: ISO Latin 9, German and Japanese Localizations

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Mon Jan 16 19:39:53 EST 2006

On Jan 16, 2006, at 2:57 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 16.01.2006 um 21:11 schrieb Bob Kerstetter:
>> Is it really that difficult?
> Yes. It's close to impossible!
> Remember that it can be UTF-8 and you're using less than 100  
> characters from the code range between 32 and 255 decimal: is it  
> some ISO-Latin, or UTF-8, or some DOS code page, or some Windows  
> encoding, or some local Thai, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic  
> encoding? From the codes, the sequences of zeros and ones, you  
> can't judge much.

Hum? So that's why we have to place the encoding at the top of web  
page sources, so the browsers know what to do?

Also, sometime during the last week or so, someone on this list wrote  
then utf8 and utf-8 are different encodings. Is that correct or did  
I, hopefully, misread that?

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