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Accentuated characters issue

Accents in keywords and descriptions.

   
4:03 am on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member macguru is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



If I type Montréal in here, no problemo. We all can see the accent. If I type it in a HTML document i have to use special caracters.

If we use those special caracters in page titles, meta keywords and descriptions, will it influence ranking results on some SE?

The output varry from one SE to another. For instance, I get the same listing for a given accentuated query on Fast/Lycos, but the output from Lycos looks Japenese.

What is best to use in Title, keywords and description, Montréal, Montr(& e a c u t e ; )al, both or forget the accents all together?

9:08 am on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

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All the majors deal with extended encodings. It is good to use a language and/or charset tag. Doc type is also becoming more important. For now, you are fine using all the html 4 character entities.

Title is another question. Html in the title (even char entities) can influence some minor engines. The majors have it figured out and if you stick to just character entities, you should be ok.

12:11 pm on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member macguru is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Thank you Brett.

<It is good to use a language and/or charset tag.> check
<Doc type is also becoming more important.> Oops!

BBEdit will be busy today!
I will report any change in rankings here.

Thanks again