Unicode and HTML

Richard L. Goerwitz (goer@midway.uchicago.edu)
Tue, 25 Oct 94 08:12:52 CDT

A week or two ago, the subject of Unicode and HTTP/HTML came up.
Then it died. Is this because its utility is so obvious that no-
body considered it worth discussing? Or is it because implemen-
ting Unicode on current procrustean systems is so unrealistic
that the issue was simply ignored? Something in-between?

Also, what ever happened to the issue of language and encoding
tags? Some said that language tags were unnecessary. Others said
that Unicode would *make* them unnecessary (which is false, even
according to the Unicode standard itself). Still others thought
the whole issue of multilingual text to be far too arcane to be
worth worrying about at this juncture.

Richard L. Goerwitz