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Does Fluther support UTF-8? What about ü and ???

Asked by gsiener (438points) November 9th, 2006
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ben's avatar
uh oh is right
andrew's avatar
theoretically yes
andrew's avatar
But once we figure out server load and design issues, we'll fix internationalization.
gsiener's avatar
Those question marks were Hankaku taken from http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/paulgor/utf8-jap.htm
bob's avatar
Can I ask follow-up questions?
bob's avatar
Like: what does it support, if not UTF-8?
ben's avatar
sort of... you can do it here
bob's avatar
what is the reason that some typographical symbols, like the dash (%u2014), get screwed up in emails and in web pages?
andrew's avatar
Same reason: different languages use different character sets
andrew's avatar
meaning:
bob's avatar
Whoops
andrew's avatar
different symbols are stored using different schemes
andrew's avatar
one "standard" is ascii, which uses numbers to correspond to letters fo the roman alphabet
andrew's avatar
but for languages like cyrillic or kanji, you need a much larger table (more numbers) to correspond to all the different symbols
andrew's avatar
so if your computer, or web browser, or email isn't configured to display them correctly, then you see funny marks
bob's avatar
But UTF-8 can display everything properly?
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