problems displaying some characters

Posted on 2003-03-31
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Last Modified: 2010-04-09
I read data from a mySQL database with PHP and show it via web.

Some characters appear as 'squares', but if I change charset to
"iso-8859-1" they display correctly. When you open the web
the <head> is:

 <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
 <STYLE type=text/css>
   A:link {TEXT-DECORATION: none}
   A:visited {TEXT-DECORATION: none}
   A:active {TEXT-DECORATION: none}

but it is opening as "iso-8859-15". If you change your browser charset to "iso-8859-1" you see it correctly.
I have tested it with IE and Mozilla.
And when I save the web using IE charset tag is AUTOMATICALLY changed to "iso-8859-15".

does anybody know why is this happening and how to fix it?
Question by:boig
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Use perl CGI to manually print out the stuff on the page. While this is boring to make and adds a bit of overhead to the page, it should bypass IE changing stuff.

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at last I found the solution by myself; I just needed to add a header to PHP:

header('Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1');

otherwise thanks for answering me.
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