Linux Character Sets

Posted on 2006-05-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-16

i have a linux server for hosting various websites.

on some of my webpages '?' are being displayed. seems to not recognise certain characters

it also doesn't recognise the € character in any of my pages. i've replaced it with € but would like to be able to use €

anyone know what settings i need to change??

Question by:Fatlog
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    you need to configure the webserver to allow certain character sets. if you use apache, there is an AddCharset directive.
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    ISO-8859-15 is virtually identical to the default apache charset, and includes the euro sign.

    AddCharset ISO-8859-15 .iso8859-15 .latin9

    Your html pages should declare the char set that they are using (they are doing that aren't they?). Validate your html here:


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