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Re: [Lynx-dev] Unicode-marking, &c

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Unicode-marking, &c
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:00:16 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 26 Feb 2009, address@hidden wrote:

I saw queer little characters begin some webpages, and upon seeing such
on local webpages rendered right here, I suspect that they are magic numbers
that now mark in-Unicode-or-UTF8-encoded files, and Lynx misses this.
Maybe when such really are downloaded it is the server s duty to strip the
page of the magic numbers and turn them into other forms of naming the file
s alphabet, but when the file is local Lynx is stuck with it.

Here under Windows there are constant references to the character that
begins a 16-bit-wide-character file (FF FE) or UTF-8 file (EF BB BF).

Has anything been done about this?

Lynx handles _some_ cases - but a url would help, so we can see.

Thomas E. Dickey

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