Re: need help understanding diacritical encoding

From: Stephane Bortzmeyer (bortzmeyer@nic.fr)
Date: Thu Sep 25 2003 - 04:26:33 EDT

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    On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 02:37:20PM -0400,
     Steve Pruitt <SPruitt@exstream.com> wrote
     a message of 8 lines which said:

    > I have a form that posts diacritical characters. For example, when
    > my browser has the encoding set to utf-8
                                         ^^^^^
                                         OK

    > and the form posts the character the post data has these two bytes
    > C3 and 89,

    It seems reasonable, "0xC3 0x89" is UTF-8 for .

    > which when echoed back on a new page is displayed as ?.

    Your Web browser cannot properly display UTF-8 (it is probably
    configured to display as Latin-1). The exact solution depends on it.

    *or*

    Your Web server sent back the reply as UTF-8 but tagged it as
    Latin-1. Check the HTTP headers to be sure.



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