Playing around further...
By naotoj on Jun 11, 2004
I am eating my lunch now, and playing around about non-ASCII entry a bit...
First thing I noticed was that, each blog entry is stored with the URL that contains its title string as its URL address, without escaping non-ASCII correctly. So if the title contains non-ASCII characters, the behavior is unpredictable. It seems that it happens to work in some cases, e.g., clicking links, but apparently you cannot use the trackback URL correctly.
The other thing is that there is no "charset" set in the HTML header, it should at least use "utf-8" as the default one. (I could set it manually in the Templates setting, though).
Hope these are addressed in the 1.0 release.