On 5/7/07, Michal Suchanek <hramrach / centrum.cz> wrote:
> On 05/05/07, Harry Kakueki <list.push / gmail.com> wrote:
> > Can you view Japanese documents on the internet with an English OS
> > without special settings or is it garbled text?
> > This may seem like a silly question but I have always used a Japanese
> > OS so I do not know.
> >
> > Is it just about the browser? Or is this a thing of the past?
> >
> And many browsers would
> autodetect the character set given a hint what language you expect.
> But this really hurts for Japanese and other non-Latin scripts. Of
> course, I do not set up my browser to try and guess what Japanese
> encoding would fit the gibberish I received. There are about five
> encodings to try, and only one of them shows some readable characters.
>
> So I would guess that about half of the problem are poorly designed web pages.
>
> Of course, when you install a Japanese font and view a page that
> specifies the encoding properly the page is *displayed*. You asked
> about the ability to *read* the page which requires special skills of
> the reader. So in most cases the proper setup does not help much
> anyway ;-)
>
> Thanks
>
> Michal
>
>

Thanks for the input.

Would you look at this without changing any settings and tell me if
you see Japanese or gibberish?

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-list/43471

Thank you.

Harry

http://www.kakueki.com/ruby/list.html
A Look into Japanese Ruby List in English