Subject: Re: language names and character sets for web pages
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Klaus Heinz <email@example.com>
Date: 11/07/2002 15:18:17
Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Klaus Heinz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I believe this should be ISO-8859-15 - as most (all?) ISO-8859-1's
> should be to include the Euro etc.
Note that you should not use ISO-8859-15 as the charset. Even though
this would be the best charset to represent all special characters
commonly encountered in German (and other European language based)
documents (such as the Euro-symbol), not all browsers are able to handle
this charset. Therefore, please use ISO-8859-1 and use numeric entity
references when you need to include a character from a different
Is this reason not valid anymore?
> > - Is anybody still working on a Czech translation?
> Not to my knowledge. It's been orphaned for quite a while, with
> occasional updates/corrections to existing pages by Jaromir Dolecek
Too bad :-/.
> I had asked Paulo the same question when I originally imported the
> branch. His answer led me to include "-BR" -- since it was given in a
> private email, I'll not copy'n paste it here, but the differences seemed
> at least as strong as the differences between de-DE and de-CH.
Shouldn't we then be more consistent and use htdocs/pt-BR/ instead of
htdocs/pt/ if the HTML pages use <html lang="pt-BR">?
> > - Who works on zh-TW?
> Rui-Xiang Guo (rxg@ )
So we could list him as the coordinator for zh-TW on the web page.
And Bang Jun-Young for the Korean translation?
> hardly understand somebody speaking in another. A quick google
> indicates that there are at least seven major language groups. I'd
> assume that this should be enough to leave it as is, but if Rui-Xiang
> (or anybody else with more insights) knows better, please let us
Then it seems necessary to use lang="zh-TW" in the /zh-TW/ branch.
Btw, according to RRC 3066, language codes use '-' and not '_' to
separate subtags, so we need to change this in the pages (pt_BR) and in
the directory structure (zh_TW).