Character Set in CF for German Umlaut Characters
Posted on 2014-01-04
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.