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From Severin Gehwolf <Severin.Gehw...@uibk.ac.at>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problems with some charsets ??
Date Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:52:55 GMT
Hi!

> I been asked to migrate a software localisation website from Fedora 9 to 
> Centos 5. Unfortunately much of the content of the site was developed using 
> FrontPage on windows.  I'm having trouble with the display of some 
> characters. For instance the apostrophe in english text and accents in 
> spanish. These are appearing as a black diamond with what appears to be a 
> question mark inside.

To me, this sounds like that you haven't specified the right
"Content-Type" header. I assume you are using some standard encoding,
which is totally ok. However, your pages most probably use a
windows-specific charset (using some extra characters in the 0x80-0x9F
range).
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows-1252

You can research the charset of your original pages and set the
"Content-Type" header accordingly. Getting rid of those special
characters would be the better solution, though.

Just some ideas. There might be better solutions...

--
Severin


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