As you may know that SEO rank's one criteria is the key word(s) appear in a file's name whose page contains them too.
So, my site's content is in Arabic language, and I wrote the pages' URLs as follows: http://www.arqam-arabi.com/ARABICNAMED_folder/ARABICNAMED.htm, where: ARABICNAMED, is the name in Arabic alphabet of a file/folder, being trailed by "_folder" (for a folder), and ".htm" (for a file).
The "charset=windows-1256" is the attribute used in my site's pages, and I use FileZilla for uploading the files, being set to: "AutoDetect" for Encoding. But browsers like IE and FF (even Arabized) seem not being able to follow the links' URLs as I showed above , though the non-Latin part of the name is still readable on the site, the same as through the FTP client.
This problem could meet any other websites of non-Latin-content, especially of right-to-let languages. Could someone please show me what to do to overstep such a problem?
Thanks in anticipation.
If you have a look here:
you'll see that the url is encoded (using numeric codes for the UTF8 characters I think). You would have to do the same.
This might help:
I came across this document on Creating HTML documents in Right-to-Left scripts a few days ago.
If you are using Apache, you might need to set the character set that is sent in the headers. Typically I have found servers don't have this set correctly or my site requires something different. Here is what you'd want to do:
?AddDefaultCharset windows-1256 AddCharset windows-1256 .html .htm .php
I personally usually use ?UTF-8 because I find it covers everything, but windows-1256 should also work although I haven't tested it.