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Monthly Archives: August 2005


New article: Changing (X)HTML page encoding to UTF-8

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FAQ-based article: How do I change the encoding of my (X)HTML pages to UTF-8?

By Richard Ishida, W3C.

Categories: Articles, New resource

Tutorial: Creating Bidi XHTML/HTML Pages

New tutorial for REVIEW

Comments are being sought on this article prior to final release. Please send any comments to We expect to publish a final version in one to three weeks.

By following this tutorial you should be able to:

  • create effective XHTML and HTML pages containing text written in the Arabic or Hebrew (or other right-to-left) scripts,
  • understand the basics of how the Unicode bidirectional algorithm works, so that you can understand why bidirectional text behaves the way it does, and how to work around problems,
  • take decisions about the appropriateness of alternatives to markup.
Categories: For review

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.

Categories: Articles, New resource

Internationalization and Localization Markup Requirements

New First Working Draft

When creating schemas (XML Schema, DTD, etc.), it is important to include constructs that meet the needs of content authors dealing with international audiences, and address the needs of the localization community. This document provides a list of key requirements to achieve such a goal. It will be used to provide a framework and direction for a detailed solution proposal (or set of proposals) to be developed later.

Editor: Yves Savourel.

Categories: New draft

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