Re: VOA- utf-8, lang="en"

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Wed Apr 15 2009 - 04:09:14 CDT

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    On Tue, 14 Apr 2009, Mark Davis wrote:

    > FYI, in Google we essentially ignore the language setting in the web page,
    > because it is too often missing or wrong to be useful.

    ... and stubbornly ignores the encoding (charset)
    of news articles and makes its own, stupid guesses:

    has charset=ISO-8859-2.

    assumes charset=ISO-8859-1.

    has charset=ISO-8859-1.

    assumes charset=UTF-8.

    This is braindead!

    Inept programmers are not fired by Google.
    They must work at

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