Le Mon, 17 Nov 2003 21:35:42 -0800 (PST), Anthere
<anthere6(a)yahoo.com> a écrit:
I understand your need as a linguist for these
letters. I just hope I was the last editor to ever
come to wikipedia with a browser not supporting utf8;
because any other one will just be excluded from the
Yes, but non utf-8 compliant browsers are not very
common, nowadays; there should be less and less.
I fear a bit that some newbie will come one day, and
that you will have to fix everything behind him, and
then explain to him he is just not welcome. Hopefully,
it will never happen :-)
It is already the case with pages featuring raw
<oe> digraphs or quotation marks (which are not latin-1
characters but, I do not know how, there are editors who
can save pages with them): when someone with another
system edits them, every <oe> and quotation mark
is replaced by <?>. Some browsers do not respect raw
non breakable spaces and turn them into normal spaces, etc.
There is always someone to correct these pages.
At least, with utf-8 these problems should be less
frequent, because <oe> and <'> could be directly encoded in a
charset which possesses them.