Chinese character display problem

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flashget
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Chinese character display problem

Post by flashget » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:22 pm

Hi experts,

This language issue has bothered me for a long time. I need your help.

Problem description:

My live website http://www.startmandarin.co.uk is working properly. The live environment is
Joomla: 1.0.12
MySql : 5.0.45

I also have a copy of my website on my local computer. Some unexpected characters displayed here. The local environment is:

JSAS server 1.10
PHP: 4.4.4
MySql: 4.1.14

My website has both English and Chinese characters. So, in my template folder, I have following codes in the index.php

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<head> 
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> 
In the language file, I have following codes:

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DEFINE('_ISO','charset=utf-8');
In my local database, MySQL charset is utf8 and MySQL connection collation is utf8-unicode-ci

I think I have done everything to set the encoding to be UTF-8. But when I browse my website locally, the browser still picks up ISO-8859-1 as the character encoding. I open the page source, I found following codes:

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<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
Any clue from you guys? Do you think I need to change some setting in apache server which is the only place I haven't checked yet.

Cheers

cdx
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Re: Chinese character display problem

Post by cdx » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:21 am

I have the same problem. Hope someone knows the answer....

Thanks!
Guy


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