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Questions tagged [unicode]

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Why unicode has “ranges” [closed]

Unicode is always divided up into "blocks" and "ranges". I'm wondering why it is designed like this, what major purpose it serves.
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SEO Impact when replacing html entity with unicode

I am revamping my whole site in reactjs with server-side rendering. In the process, I am replacing all HTML entities in title and meta tags with Unicode. Old title example: This is a » ...
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.htaccess with Unicode and normal English

I have the following .htaccess code: RewriteRule ^Indian-Patriot-Name/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/([^\x00-\x7F]+).*?$ indianpatriot.php?id=$1&lid=$2&name=$3 [B,L,QSA] Which allows me to ...
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→ (arrow symbol) in website title causing it to be ranked low on Google?

My blog runs on Ghost and is titled flowing → systems. When I search that exact string, it appears as the first result. However, once I search just for flowing systems, it is nowhere to be found. My ...
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Should a search engine friendly URL support Unicode characters or not?

I have my personal blog written in the Bengali language, where I have customized my content page's URL with exact keywords whenever I post a new article there. Since the Bengali language is not ...
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How to use unicodes effectively on cross-platform sites?

I was trying to use the 'ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB (U+1F4A1)' unicode on my site. Every platform shows the unicode different, even though I specify Symbola font on the font-family on the body tag (all ...
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Are “Pokémon” and “Pokemon” different keywords to Google?

Does Google categorize Pokémon and Pokemon as different keywords? I would assume most people write "Pokemon" without the ´ simbol since it is easier, though the correct way to write it is "Pokémon". ...
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Character encoding issue in mysql database when working on a MacBook (OSX 10.10)

I'm attempting to get my web development environment running on my MacBook (OSX 10.10 with MAMP), but I'm stuck on an annoying character encoding issue. When originally developing my site in a Windows ...
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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 content="&#x0417;&#x0434;&#x0435;...
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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 the 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 Right etc.? If so, does it ...
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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 people)...
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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 ...