|Syntactic Confectionery Delight|
Re^9: BUG: code blocks don't retain literal formatting -- could they?by RonW (Parson)
|on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:37 UTC||Need Help??|
I should have been more precise.
The PM website uses "windows-1252".1
The web browser will interpret the byte stream as windows-1252 characters. And even if UFT8 encoding were used, the character set is still windows-1252.2
Therefore, simply not encoding non-ANSI characters (within code tags) into HTML entities would not work.
Update: Apparently, the HTML entity encoding takes place in the web browser: Re^3: Strange letters ... (clients)
In theory, this encoding could be reversed, but would still be only a part of the problem.
1"windows-1252" is a superset of ANSI that includes some characters needed for some Western European languages. (It is also a superset of ISO-8859-1 (aka "latin-1").)
2"UTF8" encoding is not specific to Unicode. All it really is is a specification for encoding a 32 bit value in to a variable length string of bytes.