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How do I make Apache 2.2 recognise my web pages written in windows charset-1252

I have just signed up for the FastHosts dedicated server package that uses CentOS-5 (with Apache 2.2). This server package does not display all the characters of our web pages (created in Windows) correctly. This is a problem we have had before with a GlobalServers dedicated server. I understand the issue is the setting in AddDefaultCharset or AddCharset. Please could someone help me with the actual setting change in the httpd.conf file. Our webpages are created using windows-1252. I do not have the code snippet - but I need to instruct the FastHosts engineers with the setting change.

Many thanks
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bansidharCommented:

AddDefaultCharset windows-1252
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christineAHAuthor Commented:
Thank you for getting back - do you mean change the AddDefaultCharset setting to read AddDefaultCharset windows-1252 ?

Thanks

Christine
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bansidharCommented:
if you want to change the Charset of all the pages server by your web server then yes change it.
otherwise you can declare charset for each type of file in a <Files> block.
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christineAHAuthor Commented:
Thanks - I understand that. The FastHosts Linux engineer is not available until this afternoon and I urgently need to get the files to display correctly. I can get access via SSH (putty) to root (on the CentOS server IP address) - but I can't find the Apache httpd.conf file. Can you help me to (a) locate the file, and (b) make the necessary change/addition.

Thanks
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christineAHAuthor Commented:
I have now edited the httpd.conf file (with the help of our Linux programmer) and changing the AddDefaultCharset to windows-1252 has worked (together with changing the default language from nl to en.

Many thanks for your help. I feel I am becoming a Linux programmer by degree...
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christineAHAuthor Commented:
The solution also involved changing the language from nl to en.
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bansidharCommented:
sry, was out for lunch. Once you start working with linux you will never go back to windows. :=)
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christineAHAuthor Commented:
That's true - but I have another question about HTAccess - can you help at all ?
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