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Character Set in CF for German Umlaut Characters

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Lee R Liddick JrFlag for United States of America asked on
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What character set should I be using when trying to display German Umlaut characters (ä ö ü ß)?  I'm using utf-8 throughout the site.  I'm using CF 9 with SQL 2012.  

Sometimes if I place the umlaut character inside a cfinput or cftextarea, etc. all I get is the ä instead of ä.  I have the umlaut characters as values in SQL DB but that info not displaying properly either.  Also...within some ajax areas of the site, the umlaut characters are replaced with a box.  

I've seen some posts throughout the web referring to using ISO-8859-1.  Not sure if this is a fix all and if it's going to affect and mess up the rest of the site.

Ideas on how to resolve is greatly appreciated at this point.  Thank you.
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