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From Joshua Slive <jsl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Web pages with characters other than English
Date Sat, 26 Nov 2005 18:28:43 GMT
On 11/26/05, Oil Pine <oil.pine@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have some web pages with Koran language characters in my web server.
>
> Each page is marked with appropriate declaration.
>
> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-2022-
> KR">
>
> My question is: Do I need to install Korean Language package to serve
> such pages with my httpd server and display those characters
> automatically?
>
> The reason I am wondering this is that the identical pages loaded into a
> commercial web-hosting server have no problem displaying those
> characters, but they don't from my server.

We need to add this to the faq:

When a web browser is determining the charset to use to display a
document it looks first at the HTTP Response headers, and only if no
charset is indicated there does it look in the document itself,
including the <meta> tags.  So you need to check your apache config to
see what charset you have apache configured to send (if any).  Look in
particular at the AddDefaultCharset directive.  Removing that
directive will sometimes solve the problem by causing the browser to
use the <meta> tag.

Regarding language packs, it is highly unlikely that that will make
any difference.  But it is difficult to tell for sure, since you
haven't enven mentioned what operating system you are using.

Joshua.

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