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virtvsprobi
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« on: February 07, 2006, 11:22:19 am »

I'm having somewhat of a problem in that I want people who use non-Latin character sets to find my site, but there is no good way to add non-Latin keywords to the main page.
Or so it seems to me. As a test case, if I use UTF-8 for the Cyrillic character set and everything else, people who search within the parameters of charset=windows-1251 won't find the page. And that's just one encoding for Cyrillic. I really abhor to think that the only solution is to make a gateway page for each encoding. Not only is that inelegant, but some search engines hate gateway pages.

I wish everyone just gets with the program and starts using Unicode, pronto.

Comments? Ideas?

G/<
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006, 05:18:51 pm »

My web pages are all in ASCII or Latin-1 but I often use Greek and Hebrew characters.  I do this by using the Unicode code points, so Greek 'alpha' is "&913;".

You can get the code points from various web sites; I use Alan Wood's pages.  His Greek page is http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/greek.html .
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virtvsprobi
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2006, 06:49:50 pm »

Thanks Ed, this indeed resolved my problem and Google even indexed the updated page in 2 days.
Now I can find my site in Google.ru or just by typing Cyrillic into regular Google.


I have also found a great utility for converting Cyrillic text into Unicode code points, so my job is even easier.

спасибо! (spasibo!)

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