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Meta tags decoding by Google

My site's CMS has some problems with reflecting correct cyrillic letters. So, in source code of the page my meta description looks like the next: <meta ...
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Are there downsides to serving UTF-8 with a BOM?

Working with a client, I've just noticed that all of their files are being saved as Windows-1252, but they're serving them with charset=utf-8 on the Content-Type header (e.g., Content-Type: text/html; ...
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How to calculate unicode URLs length for SEO?

As you know, URL Length is important for SEO. There is a ambiguity in URL length calculation for Unicode URLs. How search engines view my Unicode URLs? For Example the following URLs are same, ...
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mathML/HTML symbol for mathematical vector

Is there a way to make something like the image below using text-based HTML/mathML. My concern is with the arrows over the letter v. This is for iOS (webKit); I'd rather not use mathJAX or the like ...
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Usable unicode for a “view” icon?

I've been looking to use unicode for more iconography, and I haven't been able to find any appropriate unicode for a "view" icon. None of the "eye"-related unicode that I've found works on the web. ...
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What is the html code for “CE” mark?

I need to put http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CE_mark in some text in html, but I have not been able to find it in the character lookup tables. Is this symbol something similar to TM, Registered , Copy ...
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Best practice for SEO “special characters” in products pages

Whats a best practice for creating websites due to the fact that i need to enter &#246; within the content/title/meta. Should I spell it without, and just use a "normal" character or do i put in ...
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Apache show file index as utf-8

I'm on a shared hosting which runs Apache on a Windows server. I am running Linux and I have uploaded some files that should be accessible directly via a public URL (that is known only by a few ...
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What is adding frog characters to my URLs?

While browsing the "Crawl Errors" section of Google Webmaster Tools, I discovered a set of very strange 500 errors in reference to my site: I was able to track down what these characters are, and ...
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Google Adwords for Unicode Site

We are running an eLearning site. The site is on unicode font (Sinhala language). We are planning to put Google Adwords image/banner ad to promote our site. One of my friends said that we cannot put ...
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Strange characters appearing on websites - ASCII? - UNICODE?

I have created many very simple pure HTML websites over the years. Most of them appear to work fine most of the time. But there is one recurring problem which I have never quite sorted out involving ...
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Some Punycode URLs redirect to Unicode but others don't, why?

I've setup two subdomains, each using punycode: http://xn--xxa.hawx.me/ -> http://μ.hawx.me/ http://xn--l6h.hawx.me/ -> http://♪.hawx.me/ If you visit the unicode versions, ♪.hawx.me will stay the ...
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What is the challenge with Korean websites?

I have been asked if the web CMS I work on can do Korean websites - prompted because other CMS's seemingly have problems doing this. I have no prior experience with Korean websites, but after looking ...
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Which hosts support Unicode in International Domain Names?

I recently registered some Chinese character domain names at the .hk registrar. I was hoping to host them at 1and1 but am getting nowhere fast. Their system appears to struggle with the unicode ...
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Why use HTML entities instead of just putting Unicode characters in HTML?

Let's say I want to put a non-bland character in an HTML file; for instance, '→'. Is there any reason why I should enter it as '&rarr;' instead of just putting '→' in the HTML file? Assume my HTML ...
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Display of special characters in the page title in SERPs

I have noticed a few oddities recently with the titles of web pages in search engine results pages (SERPs). I started using some special characters in my page titles in order to make them look ...