Mahabhasya now available in Intratext version

Birgit Kellner birgit.kellner at UNIVIE.AC.AT
Tue May 6 22:08:13 UTC 2008

Peter Wyzlic wrote:
> Am 06.05.2008 um 23:03 schrieb Deshpande, Madhav:
>> I tried setting the character-encoding to UTF-8 on Firefox and Opera, 
>> the two browsers I have on my Mac, but it does not seem to be doing 
>> the trick on either browser.  Must be something else I need to do.
> The same effect appears with Firefox on my Linux box.
> When I open the source code of the HTML page (start page) I see e.g.
> "Mahābhāṣya" for "Mahābhāṣya" 
> (mahAbhAzya). That means, no UTF code but some obviously wrong html 
> entities (Ä stands for big case umlaut-A, i.e. Ä, á for á, 
> £ for the British Pound symbol and so on).  If this shows up 
> correctly on other systems, there must happen something behind the 
> scenes that works differently depending on the platform of the browser. 
> Perhaps some kind of scripting code, or so, I guess. Does it work with 
> Internet Explorer on Windows?
> All the best
> Peter Wyzlic
Here on a Mac with Firefox, I have the same effect. While the 
character encoding is specified as UTF-8 in the header of the page, the 
page text itself shows garbled HTMl entities. The same also happens on a 
Windows XP machine with Internet Explorer 7.0. Actually, in the browser 
it looks exactly like what happens when I type UTF-8 in an editor and 
then save the file as ASCII ...

Best regards,

Birgit Kellner

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