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Encourage new browser or use ASCII?

From:Ben Poplawski <thebassplayer@...>
Date:Sunday, August 1, 2004, 3:20
On my site,, the language menu, I make extensive use of Unicode. Someone
requested an ASCII-friendly page, and I suggested he get a new browser.

Is this asking too much, having persons get an up-to-date-browser? I tend
toward David Peterson's idea on it: use only Unicode, hoping the user gets a
hint and upgrades so s/he can see it.

It's not that hard to get a good browser, either. Firefox
( is an excellent one, compatible
with W3C ( and Unicode, free, and available for many
platforms--Win, Mac, Linux.

And then again, using Unicode extensively is a real pain in the ***, having
to write &amp;#x00E7; or whatever a lot.

So, ideas? Should I accommodate non-Unicode browsers or go with my present
pure Unicode setup?



Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Muke Tever <hotblack@...>