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[ESW Wiki] Update of "geoQuickTips" by RichardIshida

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Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 15:01:50 -0000
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The following page has been changed by RichardIshida:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/geoQuickTips


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- == Quick Internationalization Tips for the Web ==
+ = Quick Internationalization Tips for the Web =
  
- Shortened version for the cards.
+ ==Shortened version for the cards.==
  
   1. '''Encoding.''' Use Unicode wherever possible for content, databases, etc. Always declare the encoding of content.
  
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   1. '''Encoding.''' Use Unicode wherever possible for content, databases, etc. Always declare the encoding of content.
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+   The encoding you choose determines how bytes are mapped to characters in your text. Most character encodings limit you to a particular script or set of languages.  Unicode allows you to deal with most scripts and languages in use around the world. This means that Unicode simplifies dealing with content in multiple languages, whether within a single page or across one or more sites.  It is particularly useful when used in forms, scripts and databases, since it doesn't limit or complicate your support for multiple languages, and makes it very straightforward to add new languages to your content.
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+   Unless you appropriately declare which character encoding you are using in your content and possibly also on the server, your users may be unable to read your content.  This is because incorrect assumptions will be made by the application interpreting your text about how the bytes map to characters.
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+   The W3C internationalization site provides guidance on how to declare the character encoding of your content.  Note that this is not always so straightforward as it may appear.
  
   2. '''Escapes.''' Only use escapes (numeric character references and entities) in specific circumstances.
  
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