: Blogger and its new parent, Google, need to fix something: Hoder, who started the blogging revolution in Iran, reports that the new Blogger doesn’t support unicode (which, I now learn, is a means of displaying no end of languages in browsers) and that means that the many Persian bloggers now using Blogspot can’t. And that would silence most of them, for they are taking advantage of Blogspot because it is both free and anonymous. Hoder also reports that commenters in his Persian blog are paranoid about this, fearing that Blogger is trying to get rid of them.
: UPDATE: Good news from Blogger boss Ev in the comments:
We do support unicode. The new version is still in beta, so perhaps there’s a bug with it, which we’ll look into. But internationalization and character set support is much improved.
Pass the word.