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Updated article: Choosing & applying a character encoding

This update brings the article in line with recent developments in HTML5, and reorganizes the material so that readers can find information more quickly. This led to the article being almost completely rewritten.

The article addresses the question: Which character encoding should I use for my content, and how do I apply it to my content?

German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish and Ukrainian translators are asked to update their translation of this article within the next month, otherwise the translations will be removed per the translation policy, since the changes are substantive.

New translations into Swedish

These articles were translated into Swedish thanks to Olle Olsson.

New translations into German

These articles were translated into German thanks to Gunnar Bittersmann.

New translations into Russian and Ukrainian

Ukrainian:

Вибір і застосування кодування (Choosing & applying a character encoding)

Призначення кодування символів в HTML (Declaring character encodings in HTML)

Призначення кодування символів в CSS (Declaring character encodings in CSS)

Кодування символів: Основні поняття (Character encodings: Essential concepts)

Russian:

Выбор и применение кодирования (Choosing & applying a character encoding)

Назначение кодировки символов в HTML (Declaring character encodings in HTML)

Назначение кодировки символов в CSS (Declaring character encodings in CSS)

Кодирование символов: Основные понятия (Character encodings: Essential concepts)

These articles were translated thanks to Alexandr Shlapak.

More new translations into Spanish

Codificación de caracteres: conceptos básicos (Character encodings: Essential concepts)

Selección & aplicación de codificación de caracteres (Choosing & applying a character encoding)

These articles were translated into Spanish thanks to the Spanish Translation Team, Trusted Translations, Inc.

New translation into Brazilian Portuguese

This article was translated into Portuguese thanks to Maurício Samy Silva.

6 new articles about character encodings and HTML/CSS

Some articles are brand new and others were originally part of a tutorial, but have been updated and amplified to bring HTML5 to the fore and incorporate feedback from various readers. The articles are:

  1. Character encodings: Essential concepts
  2. Choosing & applying a character encoding
  3. Declaring character encodings in HTML
  4. The byte-order mark (BOM) in HTML
  5. Normalization in HTML and CSS
  6. Characters or markup?

Together these articles, with several other existing articles that were updated at the same time, provide practical advice to content authors on how to handle character encodings in HTML and CSS.

For review: 7 new and 3 updated articles about character encoding

Comments are being sought on the following new articles prior to final publication:

  1. Handling character encodings in HTML and CSS
  2. Essential definitions related to character encodings
  3. Choosing & applying a character encoding
  4. Character encoding declarations in HTML
  5. The byte-order mark (BOM) in HTML
  6. Normalization in HTML and CSS
  7. Characters or markup?

These articles have been derived from the former tutorial, which has already undergone a review. Since then, HTML5 has been brought to the fore in the articles and various small changes have been added, including some short summary information.

The three updated articles are the result of merging the tutorial material with existing articles. They are:

The character encoding section of the techniques page relating to HTML and CSS authoring has also been overhauled, to include the new material.

Please send any comments to www-international@w3.org (subscribe). We hope to publish a final version in one to two weeks.


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