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02-23-2010, 10:39 PM #1
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Question about character encoding
I'm new to writing code and I have a question about foreign languages.
I translated text from English into a number of different languages, including non-Latin alphabet languages.
I copied the translations and saved the text in MS Word .doc files.
I now want to put the text into web pages.
Will the text copy over into HTML without a problem? I've read here and there that text can get muddled when it's moved from one application to another because of conflicts with character encoding.
I don't want to draft all of my web pages and then learn that the text isn't showing right because the character encoding was lost in the process.
Re-translate, and save the text directly into HTML pages?
Re-save my existing .doc files as Unicode text?
Do nothing, because there's no problem?
Thank you for the help!
02-23-2010, 10:42 PM #2
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If you serve your document(s) as UTF 8 there should be no problem as it contains most of the characters of common languages as far as I know. Make sure the HTML document has
in the head (closing slash only for XHTML)Code:<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />