RE: FW: Web Form: Other Question: British pound sign - U+00A3

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Fri Oct 03 2003 - 12:20:53 CST

> This (Peter's) answer is, in my understanding, the nearest to the
> truth.

He made the same assumption I did: you declared that your file was UTF-8 but
actually it wasn't. :-)

> Here is the problem:
> How do I make my keyboard which only produces 8-bit [...]

The keyboard has nothing to do with it. The problem is how you save the

You should see if the "Save as..." command of your text editor (or HTML
authoring tool) has an option like "Save as UTF-8".

If it doesn't, see if your Notepad utility has it option. If it's there (I
don't remember in which version of Windows it was added). You just open your
file and save it selecting "Save as UTF-8".

You can also use an utility to convert the character set. E.g., try the
"iconv.exe" utility from libiconv


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