|Re: [OT]Re: HTML encoding cp1252 [message #544990 is a reply to message #544959]
||Tue, 06 July 2010 09:46
| Rik Missing name
Registered: July 2009
I said cp1252 because is shorter and because the word windows make me feel bad , but there is no problem if I must write windows-1252.|
The fact is that for Italy, Windows 1252 is the best 8 bit charset in the world, because has all one can type on the keyboard plus some signs that people can copy/paste from documents like Word ('...", and so on), and since the vast majority of PC users use Windows, everything you can use in Italy is covered (and is useable also for German, France, and English that are the languages italia sites use for tourism).
Since bare PHP is for 8 bits, and since I never need applications that manage greek or other languages for wich utf-8 and mbstring is needed, I stay away from utf-8 till the day PHP will support natively.
|Though I have not minded it, there are only 26 items in the Encoding listbox. They are defined in wst.sse.core plug-in. I can extend it by localization mechanism like Language Pack, maybe it is not the right way...|
Take care on one fact that many don't consider: I'm using Linux with $LANG=it_IT.utf8 but $LANGUAGE=en
Though I'm italian, I prefer software in english language + LC it for date, money, ecc.
So don't make too much choices based on language.
Thank you very much.
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