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How does handle character sets?


Originally did not specify a character set in its pages, allowing text to be entered in any encoding specific to the language being used. Unfortunately this policy does not make for a site that is easy to view, especially in languages in which there is no single standard character encoding, such as Japanese.

To alleviate this problem began a policy to migrate the site to using Unicode as a standard character encoding for the entire site. Starting in February 2006 parts of the site began being converted to using Unicode and converting older data into working Unicode text.