Re: [Boost-docs] Character encoding on beta site

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Character encoding on beta site
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-28 23:27:31

on Wed Nov 28 2007, "Daniel James" <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Dave seems to have tidy set up to generate utf-8 markup, while Rene's
> and mine are generating ascii.

Well, I used non-ascii characters, so I generated UTF-8.
I've got plenty of UTF-8 ReST output too, I won't be happy about going
back to ASCII.

> Do we have a policy on this? The beta
> site's HTTP header specifies UTF-8, so browsers are treating
> everything as UTF-8 anyway. This is causing problems in some of the
> documentation:
> Maybe we should add '-utf8' or '-ascii' to the arguments for tidy to
> keep things consistent.
> Also, Trac seems to be treating the bugs file as some variant of ascii
> which is causing it to display it incorrectly.

That's a known Trac limitation.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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