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"iso-8859-8-i" is an invalid character set?

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:45 pm
by PaliGap
I have a Hebrew web page with this declaration:

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<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-8-i">
CSE Pro 10 reports : "The value for the "content" attribute specifies an unrecognized charset named "iso-8859-8-i"."

It seems to be a recognised encoding at Wikipedia: "Nominally ISO-8859-8 is for “visual order”, and ISO-8859-8-I is for logical order" (

Is this CSE error report correct then? if so what should it be? Just "ISO-8859-8"?


Re: "iso-8859-8-i" is an invalid character set?

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:05 am
by Albert Wiersch

I think that "ISO-8859-8" is what is normally used in HTML documents and "ISO-8859-8-I" is unnecessary in HTML type documents (please let me know if I'm wrong), but I will add "ISO-8859-8-I" to the list of recognized charsets in the next update.