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Re: [Lynx-dev] ISO-8859-8-I

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] ISO-8859-8-I
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:03:05 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:07:56PM -0800, Owen Leibman wrote:
> The W3C recommends (see 
> the use
> of character set ISO-8859-8-I rather than ISO-8859. Although Lynx does 
> recognize ISO-8859-8 as a valid encoding,
> it does not recognize the character set ISO-8859-8-I (nor ISO-8859-8-E),
> and is treating the encoding as ISO-8859-8-1 if so specified.
> This is true whether the character set is specified in a meta tag (using 
> either Content-type or Charset),
> or in an http header. Test pages to demonstrate the problem are at:
> (8859-8-i handled incorrectly)
>  (8859-8   handled   correctly)
> Although there is code to recognize the 2 encodings in LYCharSets.c, that 
> code seems ineffective
> in recognizing the character set however the site specifies it. On the other 
> hand, it seems sufficient, in all cases,
> to modify UCdomap.c to treat ISO-8859-8-I and ISO-8859-8-E as aliases of 
> ISO-8859-8.
> A diff to accomplish this follows:


Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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