From: Tore Krudtaa (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 09 2002 - 10:10:42 EDT
I'm developing a site for multiple language support.
Have found one strange beaviour when using the UTF-8
When displaying or just pasting i.e. Romanian into an
form-field (HTML-page) of type
<input type="text" value="Romanian text">
then the characters are not displayed correctly.
However when the same text is displayed in a field of
type <textarea....>Romanian text</textarea> or field
of type like <select.... > it works great.
Have tried to find a reason and a workaround for about
a week now but I find nothing and I do not get any
respond from forums on the net regarding this either.
Do you know why it is so and eventually a workaround
for it or a fix.
Tested this on IE 5.0 on Window(now), but are developing for use in IE 4+,
Nescape 4+ and Opera 6+.
Here is sample code in my HTML-page that display the
Romanian text bad and good.
Here is charset setting:
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
This field type does not work, shows only garbage
<input type="text" name="txtInfTitle" value="<? echo
$curInfTitle; ?>" size="50">
This field type works great:
<textarea rows="1" name="txtInfTitle" cols="20"
wrap="OFF"><? echo $curInfTitle; ?></textarea>
I have copied some romanian text from a multilingual
text HTML page using UTF-8 encoding.
Then I pasted that text into the two field-types
described above. Textarea field shows text correct,
input field type does not.
Any suggestions / workaround / fix would be great.
Tore B. Krudtaa
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