Andhra Jyothy, a popular Telugu daily, recently relaunched its website in Unicode. That’s a good news. With this launch, Andhra Jyothy joined Surya and Prajasakti, other Telugu dailies that already have their websites in Unicode.
Overall, the site is good. But, they could have done better, at least technically. Here are my (nit)picks:
- They do not provide a feed.
- The DOCTYPE comes as part of
htmlelement. It should come before. And, there are some nasty HTML errors like
divelement coming inside
titleof the pages does not represent what article I am reading or what section I am in.
- Niether the
Content-LanguageHTTP header nor HTML’s
langattribute is present to indicate the language of the pages.
- The links at the top and some section names in the home page are still not in Telugu.
- When they use aithyam (à±ˆ) they used it along with ethvam (à±†). I think this is due to the converter they are using to get the proprietary encoding text into Unicode. (I do not think they are also using Unicode for their print edition.)