As part of our ongoing improvements to the service we have today implemented UTF-8 language encoding which enables us to correctly handle URL’s and tags submitted in languages with symbols not in the original universal ASCII language encoding. All pages have also been set to UTF-8 to enable browsers to correctly render these symbols.
For those reading this wondering what all of these weird terms are; UTF-8, Unicode, ASCII; its all related to characters in words. When the first computers with keyboards were created there was not an immediate need to cater for foreign languages and so for many years the set of characters a computer uses had been limited to the standard English alphabet and numbers. However with more and more international Internet users this has obviously become a big obstacle in communicating via computers. Unicode (and within that UTF-8) is a standard that consists of thousands of different characters and how to display them.
Unfortunately we haven’t gotten around to translating the site to other languages as of yet and it may take a while to do this properly however its definetely on our “to-do” list!