converting UTF-8 to HTML

Lars Eighner lars at
Sat Apr 21 14:11:01 UTC 2012

On Sat, 21 Apr 2012, Erik Nørgaard wrote:

> When characters show up wrong in the users browser it's usually because the 
> browser is set to use a non-UTF-8 charset by default such as windows-1252, 
> the web server sends the charset=ascii in the http header and there is no or 
> incorrect meta tag to resolve the problem. Non UTF-8 charsets are a leftover 
> from last millenia that we sometimes still choke on .. sorry the rant ;)

UTF-8 is a waste of storage for most people and is incompatiple with
text-mode tools: it's simple another bid to make it impossible to run
without a GUI.

Lars Eighner
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