Originally Posted by kalleanka
I am making a multilanguage application and I need to use unicode which should be standard. I just wonder why unicode is not always used as standard in webpages, applications etc?
I do often get the wrong encoding in firefox. Why aren't webpages taged with what encoding should be used? Is it sloppiness or ignorance or just plain lack of knowledge.?
Is anyone up to date with this topic and would like to share his/here knowledge.
There are a lot of different encodings for different countries and stuff. There are also many different Unicode encodings. They all have their advantages and disadvantages; sometimes certain encodings are more efficient but less compatible, etc. It's not always easy to specify the encoding; I think you have to either somehow tell the web server to say a specific encoding in the headers when serving that document, or embed a tag in the document (which is itself already encoded).