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Web Internationalization Quality

Network Without Borders.

Network Without Borders.

"With the Internet follows an absolute requirementto interchange data in a multiplicity of languages, which in turn utilize a bewildering number of characters."

H. Alvestrand, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), 1998 January

International character sets

All W3C standards (since 1996), including HTML, XHTML and XML defines a named Unicode (ISO 10646) inside the internal character set.

All modern web browsers are natively using this character set. Most documents on the internet transmission does not use this Unicode character set.

For this reason, there must be a consistent use of character sets in Internet communication methods between the client (browser) and Internet servers.

For each character set used in the document are marked critical to enhance the quality of your web site.

Always use the following in the <head> element of the meta element:

<meta charset="x">

Replace the X character set you are using, such as ISO-8859-1, UTF-8 or UTF-16.

International Date

Please do not use something like "04-03-02" date format.

The above can be expressed as the date of March 2, 2004, or March 4, 2002, or by April 3, 2002.

International Standardization (ISO) as an international standard date format definition is "yyyy-mm-dd", yyyy is the year, mm is the month, dd is the day.

If you use the ISO format, so most visitors can understand your date.