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Foreign Characters in Town Names display incorrectly in HTML/Classic ASP Page - sometimes...!

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Hello,

I have a very strange issue.  I am building a villa website and I have created a page to edit the names of regions etc. in case a client has misspelt something.  If this page is on the root of the website, the characters all appear correctly, until you click the submit button... when the page is in an upper directory (admin for example), the characters don't appear correctly at all.  As an example, this appears correctly before you click submit: Côte d'Azur and then appears as: C¿te d'Azur - same page, only difference is that the submit button has been clicked!  If this page is in the admin directory, it always appears as C¿te d'Azur...!  Actually, I get a small square, but this site has switched it to an upsidedown question mark!

At present, the page dosn't update the DB - I've remmed that out to help find the solution.  It can be found at www.gorgeous-villas.com/test.asp.

It's driving me crazy, so help is appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
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Your character encoding is wrong. You've set the page to be utf-8 but the data your putting in the page is ISO-8859 (which is I think windows). You can test this by forcing your browser to change its encoding.

You either need to set the meta tag to ISO-8859 or (and this is probably the more correct solution) you need to change your codepage to utf-8 in your asp page. You may also need to play with the codepage, that will depend on what format you are storing the data in your database.

http://www.w3schools.com/asp/prop_charset.asp
http://www.w3schools.com/asp/prop_codepage.asp

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Commented:
Fabulous - it works!

Thank you and have  great weekend Dale.

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Commented:
Thank you ver much!

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