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Updated article: Declaring character encodings in HTML

This update brings the article in line with recent developments in HTML5, and de-emphasizes information about legacy formats.

An attempt was also made to organize the material so that readers can find information more quickly, and also de-clutter the essential information by moving edge topics, such as UTF-16 and charset links, down the page. This led to the article being almost completely rewritten.

A new boilerplate and styling has also been applied to the article.

German, Spanish, 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.

Categories: Update, w3cWebDesign

For review: Update to Declaring character encodings in HTML

An updated version of Declaring character encodings in HTML is out for wide review. We are looking for comments before 7 March. After the review period is over, this content will be copied to the same location as the current version of the document and the URL of the updated version will cease to exist.

The update brings the article in line with recent developments in HTML5, and de-emphasizes information about legacy formats.

An attempt was also made to organize the material so that readers can find information more quickly, and also de-clutters the essential information by moving edge topics, such as UTF-16 and charset links, down the page. This led to the article being almost completely rewritten.

Please send comments to www-international@w3.org.

New translation into German

This article was translated into German thanks to Gunnar Bittersmann.

New translations into Swedish

These articles were translated into Swedish thanks to Olle Olsson.

New translations into Spanish

La marca de orden de bytes (BOM) en HTML (The byte-order mark (BOM) in HTML)

Declaración de codificaciones de caracteres en HTML (Declaring character encodings in HTML)

Normalización en HTML y CSS (Normalization in HTML and CSS)

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

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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