[linux-elitists] Mixing character sets in web pages

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Mon Feb 28 11:23:52 PST 2000

Can current browsers without Unicode support nonetheless support mixing
(say) iso-8859-1 and iso-8859-2 characters in the same HTML document?  If
so, how?

My girlfriend's professor has had both French and Croatian graduate
students, and listed them on her home page, without appropriate accents
in their names.  French is written in 8859-1, Croatian in 8859-2.  What
to do?  (Some of the French accents needed are definitely not in 8859-1,
and none of the Croatian accents are in 8859-2.)

I experimented with this for several days, and learned to write HTML in
various ISO character sets, but never found a solution.  

Is there a correct non-Unicode solution which will be supported in
popular web browsers in the future?

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