[thelist] dealing with spanish / international characters

Michele Foster michele at wordpro.on.ca
Tue Feb 13 12:57:46 CST 2001


Odd that this question should appear on thelist today... just been asked to
redo this site (http://spanishwords.net) and to do another English/Spanish
site for the same company.

To clarify, what is correct?

Do I use this:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; CHARSET=iso-8859-1">

then change all the Spanish characters to their &###; equivalent?

Have to admit, that meta tag isn't one I've ever used .. oops, perhaps I
should be?

Is this DTD ok to use?

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"



> to add to this, try to avoid using the named ISO entities... instead,
> use the numeric... so &ndash; would be &#150;... &middot; is
> &#149;.... &#eacute; would be &#233;...

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