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New article: Using character entities and NCRs

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FAQ-based article: What are character entities and NCRs, and when should I use them?

By Richard Ishida, W3C.

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New article: Using <select> to link to localized content

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FAQ-based article: What are the best practices for using pull-down menus based on the select element to direct visitors to localized content?

By Richard Ishida, W3C & John Yunker, Byte Level Research.

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New article: Ruby markup and styling

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Ruby is a name for small annotations that are rendered alongside base text. This is especially useful for Japanese and other East Asian content (ruby is known as furigana in Japanese). The Ruby Annotation specification provides a way to mark up ruby text, and has been adopted as an XHTML 1.1 module. Work is under way in CSS3 on mechanisms to support styling of ruby text. This article will introduce you to the basic mechanisms, and discuss the current state of the art with regards to ruby support.

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New article: Language tags in HTML and XML

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Language tags are used to indicate the language of text in HTML and XML documents, and are also used in HTTP headers, SMIL and SVG switch statements, CSS pseudo-elements, etc. This article describes how to choose values for language tags.

By Richard Ishida & Martin Dürst, W3C.

New article: An introduction to multilingual Web addresses

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Recent developments enable you to add non-ASCII characters to Web addresses. This article provides a high level introduction to how this works. It is aimed at content authors and general users who want to understand the basics without too many gory technical details.

By Richard Ishida, W3C.

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New article: Using HTTP and meta for language information

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FAQ-based article: Should I declare the language of my XHTML document using a language attribute, the Content-Language HTTP header, or a meta element?

By Richard Ishida, W3C.

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New article: Why use the language attribute?

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FAQ-based article: Why should I use the language attribute in web pages?

By Deborah Cawkwell, BBC World Service.

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New article: Setting ‘charset’ information in .htaccess

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FAQ-based article: How do I use .htaccess directives on an Apache server to serve files with a specific encoding?

By Richard Ishida, W3C.

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New article: Serving XHTML 1.0

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Very briefly describes some, often surprising, aspects of how servers send XHTML to the user agent (eg. a browser), and how common user agents handle the markup they receive. This article provides background information that helps explain why some aspects of CSS styling don’t work the way you expect, and also sets the scene for the approach you should use for declaring encodings.

By Richard Ishida, W3C.

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New article: When to use language negotiation

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FAQ-based article: When is it appropriate, or not, to use language negotiation?

By François Yergeau, Alis Technologies.

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