[thelist] html custom / hex characters

Lee Kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 1 16:37:27 CDT 2008

2008/9/1 Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org>:
> First, if you send your pages encoded as utf8 do you need to use
> entities?  Are there any current browsers that do not support utf8?

As far as I know, HTML entities explicitly refer to glyphs in ISO
8859-1 & ISO 10646, but it doesn't mean your responses need to use
those character sets.  You just need to use a font which contains
those glyphs, especially for Internet Explorer, e.g. Lucida Sans
Unicode.  This may further limit your choice of fonts when considering
cross-browser compatibility.


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