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    I meant that to happen silver trophybronze trophy Raffles's Avatar
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    UTF-8 vs. ISO-8859-1

    I have been led to believe that UTF-8 is a larger character set than ISO-8859-1 and that it is increasing in popularity and use throughout the internet.

    However, I have noticed that if the page is served as UTF-8, the pound sign shows up with the error character �. Now, I know that to display it the HTML entity £ ought to be used. However, if UTF-8 can't display it when not using £ and ISO-8859-1 can, why is everyone moving towards UTF-8? What's wrong with good old ISO-8859-1?
    Last edited by Raffles; Sep 24, 2006 at 23:08.


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