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w circumflex and y circumflex
« on: March 01, 2010, 12:47:15 PM »

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w circumflex and y circumflex are not in the widely used ISO 8859-1 ("Latin-1") character set, which may be what you are using for input. They are available in UTF-8 of course. The other circumflexed letters are part of ISO 8859-1 as they occur in major European languages (apparently Welsh doesn't count :( )

The forum page displays with a header saying it uses UTF-8, so if the database and form inputs accepted UTF-8, it should all work. You need to be using a browser font with those characters available, too - which not all do, as many are ISO 8859-1 only.

Additionally you can't specify special characters by number in the message posting box as it's filtered by the forum software, but inserting these in raw HTML for an ordinary web site will work on any browser that has a suitable font available: Ŵ ŵ Ŷ ŷ

If everybody used UTF-8 we wouldn't have this problem and many others like it.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2010, 10:54:41 AM by Clive Williams »
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Re: Theme for the Month for March 2010 - Tunes from Wales
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 02:29:50 PM »

Thank you, Anahata.
I'll take some time out at some point to try and understand what this means.  ;)
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Re: Theme for the Month for March 2010 - Tunes from Wales
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 04:54:58 PM »

Thank you, Anahata.
I'll take some time out at some point to try and understand what this means.  ;)

What he means is, if you do <right click><View Page Source> on this page, or any other melnet page, about third line down it says:
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<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />

But it isn't displaying some UTF-8 characters correctly. I've been there too.
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Re: Theme for the Month for March 2010 - Tunes from Wales
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 11:44:50 AM »

.. or WTF-8 as it seems to be known in some quarters.
..which links to an excellent article that explains the history pretty well.
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Re: w circumflex and y circumflex
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 10:18:55 AM »

Is this why the funny Turkish i without a dot wasn't displaying this summer?
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