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Re: [Lynx-dev] non-ASCII characters (ISO-8859 or UTF-8?)

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] non-ASCII characters (ISO-8859 or UTF-8?)
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 09:09:10 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 15 Jul 2006, David Woolley wrote:

The page lies about its character set, so the only way to view it is to
download it with a non-character set converting tool, like wget, and
repair it.  It probably works in Windows based GUI tools because they
tend to fail to passing through the characters to the native user
interface, which on North European and US versions, has the right
character set.

This is fairly typical ignorance, by Windows users, of character set

I'd chalk it up to general technical incompetance.  Checking the webpage
at the moment with Opera and viewing source, I see a syntax error (missing quote):

<!--AUTOS -->^M
<div class="tabContent tabContentActive id="autos">^M
<div class="editColumn">^M
<div class="story">^M
<div class="callout">^M

otoh, the font changes to NYT webpage a few months ago make it equally unreadable in every browser that I've used on it - so I wouldn't single out Windows users...

Thomas E. Dickey

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