On May 6, 2007, at 10:01 AM, Harry Kakueki wrote:

> On 5/6/07, John Joyce <dangerwillrobinsondanger / gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> If you go with UTF-8 for web sites, regardless of the language, you
>> should be visible to most modern viewers.
>> see
>> http://www.unicode.org
>> for more on it.
>> or the w3c's site.
>>
>>
> Thanks for the information and the link.
> I'll be using that. I need to study this topic.
>
> I have no immediate plans to use Japanese text at my web site.
> But I have some links to Japanese pages (and plan to add more) and
> wanted to know if the visitor could see the Japanese text.
> I guess that is out of my control but I wanted to know.
>
>
> Thank you.
>
> Harry

Sure Harry, no prob.
One thing you can do is view the source of those sites you link to.  
That will tell you what encoding is being used. The best thing you  
can do is e-mail the webmaster of the site to encourage UTF-8
Like Ruby, it's one of those technologies that spreads slowly at times.