problem with language/caracters
« on: May 13, 2009, 05:41:55 PM »
Dealing with sitemaps for the first time...Don't know WHAT to download since I got a few versions.
 I checked HTML sitemaps (the only one that has a view option)...and that's what I am looking for..but THERE IS A PROBLEM...there are pages that are in greek (along with two other languages) and instead of greek letters in page titles, on the sitemap i see only some weird symbols.Can't download that!


And please, have in mind that this is the first time I am doing this so I am probably not that good in with experienced explanations.

thank you!!!!!!!
Re: problem with language/caracters
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 11:40:05 PM »

according to sitemap protocol, the links in xml sitemap are "urlencoded' - that is correct and you can feel free to submit this sitemap to Google.
Re: problem with language/caracters
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 10:33:04 AM »
I don't know, it didn't show properly when I tried to put it on the server... All caracters that are not latin, and page titles that have Greek in them, were not shown...

Any other suggestion?

« Last Edit: May 14, 2009, 10:53:06 AM by charming »
Re: problem with language/caracters
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 01:48:10 AM »

the links in sitemap are not in human-readable format - they are encoded, this is normal and search engines will parse them without problems.