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Inputting different languages in Dreamweaver 2004 - HELP!

Posted on 2004-09-14
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Hello, I'm developing a site in both English and Japanese.  I can copy and paste Japanese text from another source to directly into Dreamweaver's pages just  fine.  However, when I create include files (.inc) and paste these Japanese text into an include file, it gives me a message saying that "this document does not support these characters, try using UTF-8 code" or something like that.

Can someone help?  Do I have to enable something in my Dreamweaver envirnonment or do I need to download a language pack?
Thanks in advance!
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Hi Webmonkey,

Basically for each html document you should declare what type of character encoding you are going to use.
Dreamweaver will automatically put this line of code at the top of your document:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

But you need to change it to this line of code:

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text-html; charset=utf-8">

This should work fine, but for more details look at this link:
http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/htmlunicode.html


let me know how you get on.
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Hi Eternal Student,

thanks for your reply.  I've tried doing what you suggested, but it still didn't work.  I did a couple of screenshots for you to see.

This one is incorrect when I try to save this include file: http://www.ffeilden.com/incorrect.gif

This one, which wasn't done by me, is correct, even though on the web file itself looks garbled, it displays correctly on the web browser: http://www.ffeilden.com/correct.gif

Hopefully you or anyone else can help.  Much appreciated!
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OK you NEED to set your pages to the right Japanese character encoding and this should work for that:

<html lang="jp">
<head>
<title>blah</title>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=x-sjis">
<meta http-equiv="content-language" content="jp">
</head>


I do know that Dreamweaver can be a nuisance for editing Japanese.
Read this article on how to Enable Japanese Support on Windows 2000/XP:

http://www.seanspot.com/jwrite/MS-IME/GetIME/jwrite-getime-w2k.htm

also, be very careful when copying the japanese over into the HTML. japanese is a double byte language so it may look like you are copying over the proper amount of text but it may chop the first or last few characters. Copy it into the code and not the design view. Ive heard that Frontpage express is easier for this.

Let me know how u get on ?
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Oh I didnt read thru all of this but it may be useful >?

http://www.riverlion.com/jpfaq/
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Excellent, thanks, it worked. :)
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