Unicode and old browsers
The use of Unicode is definitely a good thing, especially when you publish in a non-English language. But I'm a little worried about old browsers. Many, non-technical, people does still have the browser that came with their computer years ago and I don't want these people to think that my company can't even spell right anymore.
I think netscape starts in 4.5, but may need manual preference settings. I think the problem will be less in Europe... these old browsers don't know the € symbol (€)
Adriaan van den Brand
Adrian, I agree with you that old browsers can't get extinct fast enough and that checking for browser and having a warning pop up in older browsers could speed up the process. But it is my experience as a consultant to "ordinary" people that the ones that need upgrades the most are the same that don't even know that the program they are using is called a browser – and they are too many for a significant part of business just to ignore.
See the detailed list (and instructions for enabling in older browsers) at http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/browsers.html .
Mike, thank you very much for the link. Just what I was looking for.
Now, having studied the Unicode-"problem" further I have to say that the use of UTF-8 is not without problems if some of your intended users do *not* have: a) browsers above v4.5 - b) the ability to set preferences right in their browser and/or have the right fonts installed on their computer.
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