RMD27 Posted May 6, 2010 Share Posted May 6, 2010 Fantastic contribution :thumbsup: but I disagree about this aspect of it being perfect. It should be possible for the source code to display the meta tags exactly as they were written, for example <meta name="keywords" content="Τακάκια, Ferodo, EBC, ds2500, ds3000, yellowstuff, redstuff"> <meta name="description" content="Τακάκια Ferodo - Τακάκια EBC - Τακάκια"> otherwise you will run into problems with the meta tags going well over the recommended character limits set by search engines leading to penalties. (Or if you set a character limit for the meta tags it will only show the first 16 letters or so, if you set a 100character limit and the average letter uses 6characters for example). I agree search engines will be able to read the tags as they are but they will only read as far as their character limit setting. Im sure there is a relatively simple solution to this because when I had this issue with my previous hosted shop they sorted it in a couple of hours. OK I asked the firm that hosts the site and they said "osCommerce by default is not UTF8. > That causes it not to write the words in the mySQL correctly. There is not a SET NAMES mySQL command" not sure what they are talking about but they sorted it out for me. They said the solution they did on my site is not perfect but it will do the job, they are not big fans of OSC :( Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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