Foreign languages and webstandards
Foreign languages that use special characters like Chinese, Russian (and many other languages) often cause problems in web environments. In this document we'll discuss several configurations that support foreign languages and webstandards.
Editors want to write their stories using the original foreign character while at the same time Smartsite usually stores these characters as numeric entities in the database. A transformation needs to be made every time these characters are stored and loaded. The transformation that needs to be made depends on the webcontrol and the target document structure (xhtml vs plain). To make things even more complicated, editors have the possibility to use a plain editor when selecting shift+edit and use a special code view (a.k.a. the underwater screen) when selecting ctrl+edit.
In this document we'll show you the required configuration settings for the following configurations: