| 2:30 pm on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)|
This might help clarify it for you . . . Character encoding, entity references and UTF-8 [webmasterworld.com]
| 6:15 pm on Apr 6, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the resource, however after reading it...and the comments, and some other referenced threads, I'm still having the same problem.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="no" lang="no">
<title>An XHTML 1.0 Strict standard template</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css" />
<p>Flygande bäckasiner söka strax hwila på mjuka tuvor.</p>
That file is saved as UTF-8, and the accented characters are not displaying properly.
Is it possible that the server is forcing everything to display as ISO-8859-1?
| 3:41 pm on Apr 7, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I can't answer that question, it's outside my arena. Hopefully someone will . . . my first guess is to say yes, as when I've encountered this I had my admin tweak something on the server and it went away.
You could try installing the FireFox extension Live HTTP Headers, and see what it says. For this site, I notice
And your characters are rendering fine here, so it appears this could be the case.
| 3:57 pm on Apr 7, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll check it out using Live Headers...
| 5:35 pm on Apr 7, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The problem was indeed caused by the server having a default charset of ISO-8859-1. It was easily rectified using an .htaccess file with the following line:
I hope this helps someone in the future. I should also point out that you should have the charset specified in each of your files if you are going to use AddDefaultCharset OFF. If you do not have a charset specified in each file you can use UTF-8 (or any other charset) instead of OFF.