I am having troulbe with a project that I have just taken over.
The previous person who developed the website was rather lazy it would seem, and is not performing a HTML charicter conversion on input or output to/from the database.
This means that things like the £ pound sign show up badly and show up as "Â£" rather than just "£".
Now I know that I really do need to sort this out propperly, but the customer dosen't have the budget to allow me to go in and manually change each input or output to have a HTML char conversion on it.
Or is there perhaps some kind of HTML that I can use, to force the browser to parse the £ symbols propperly?
My current HTML header is included in code below, and to my knowledge that should allow me to temporarily view pound signs as £ rather than Â£.
Can you think of/suggest anything I can do?
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html lang="en" xml:lang="en" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />