Chapter 20. Symbols and Non-English Characters

Global Reach (http://www.glreach.com/globstats/) estimates that only 40% of the Web surfing public speaks English. That means that roughly 60% hopes that your Web page is written in some other language. And while many languages (particularly in Western Europe and the United States) are written with the same alphabet, many are written with scripts of their own: Cyrillic, Greek, and Chinese, just to mention a few. In addition, there are many useful symbols—common to English as well as other languages—that are not available in the current default system, known as ASCII.

Fortunately, (X)HTML is designed to support every symbol and character in every language in the world. When creating a Web page that ...

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