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What are Chinese Tables?

By Rick Jelliffe
October 27, 2008

here is a very messy and repellent diagram. (If I remember, it was an old Taiwanese table assigning bopomofo letters to buses or trains for particular routes.) But rather than sneer, we should ask ourselves what graphical/writing problem is this layout solving?.

Excellent result for @charset detection of CSS in WWW browsers

By Rick Jelliffe
September 16, 2008

So, from these test results, it looks pretty good for adopting the same policy for determining the encoding for CSS files as you use for XML: if there is a BOM then use that (i.e. your document is in UTF-16 of some kind); otherwise use explicit labeling with an initial @charset.That works with all the current generation, which is really great.


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