Ignoring the intricacies of actually translating pages into - say - French (or German, Spanish or Italian) what changes do I need to make to the header language definitions
below is the top section from one of my pages attelfordsteamrailway.co.uk
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
<title xml:lang="en">Telford Steam Railway - Home Page</title>
<meta name="author" content="Allan Smith" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content= "text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
Do I change "en" to "fr"?
Do I still use iso-8859-1?
How do I get accented characters into the text?
do I really have to enter "è" for an accented e or is there a simpler way?
Anyoneone got any good links to websites with guidance?
Translating pages created in English into foreign languages
Your on the right lines it's similar to using the lang attribute to change the language specification when using a second language in the text.