UTF-8 processing

Bernard Boase b.boase at bcs.org
Fri Jul 14 12:10:47 BST 2017

Looking in detail at some recent HTML email attachments (received in 
Messenger Pro), Netsurf's rendering of them seems to have a dependence 
on the coding of the <meta content=""> tag.

When this tag is present and includes:

     content="text/html charset=utf-8"

any non-ASCII characters are shown as the three bytes of their UTF-8 
encoding, whereas if the two attributes are separated by semicolon:

     content="text/html; charset=utf-8"

the rendering (using Unicode font DejaVu) looks correct.

Is this a known problem?


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