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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] charset iso-8859-5 problem
Date Mon, 18 Jul 2005 13:12:16 GMT
On 7/18/05, Markus Herbert <> wrote:
> Since an update from apache 1.3 to apache2.0.50-7 I
> have a problem with the encondig of russian
> characters.
> My browser (IE6) isn't able to make the right
> encoding.
> Every html-file is sending <meta
> http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
> charset=iso-8859-5"> at the beginning.

This often has no effect because it is overriden by real HTTP response headers.

> On mod_mime-defaults.conf there are this lines:
> AddLanguage ru .ru
> AddCharset ISO-8859-5 .iso8859-5 .latin5 .cyr .iso-ru

This will have an effect only if one of those extensions is used in
the filename.

> Is there another parameter I have to set in apache2?

See AddDefaultCharset.


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