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Testing International Character Sets
I know that this is a pretty broad topic, but I was wondering if anyone had some advice on this. I have been asked to start testing international charecter sets with our browser based application. The idea is to see what, if any changes need to happen with the product to ensure that it can store, retrieve and process data that contains an international character. i.e. searching for and retrieving a specific piece of data within a collection. Does anyone have some poiters from a 'been there, done that' point of view? Any help would be appreciated.
Re: Testing International Character Sets
Primarily you need to define what you mean by "international character sets". There are several character standards, from ISO-8859-1 to Unicode (an ISO derivative) that browsers support in a variety of fashions.
You will need to gain a clear understanding of the relationships between the browser language selection, the HTTP content-type, the user's operating system language, and your servers support of language.
If your program additionally operates with persistant data, then this is also part of your consideration, as file systems treat character sets differently depending on the manner use to write/read data.