Encourage new browser or use ASCII?
|From:||Ben Poplawski <thebassplayer@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 1, 2004, 3:20|
On my site, http://benpop.cgweb.us/, the language menu
http://benpop.cgweb.us/lang/, 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
(http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/) is an excellent one, compatible
with W3C (http://w3.org/) 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 &#x00E7; or whatever a lot.
So, ideas? Should I accommodate non-Unicode browsers or go with my present
pure Unicode setup?