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From Andreas Prilop <>
Subject [users@httpd] Hebrew charset in apache2.conf
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:53:31 GMT
The file apache2.conf specifies these default extensions
for Hebrew charset ISO-8859-8:

  AddCharset  ISO-8859-8  .iso8859-8  .heb  .hebrew

However, ISO-8859-8 is a charset designation for
*left-to-right* Hebrew that was useful for text/plain
messages with hard line wrapping
but that has no use with text/html.

The charset designation suitable for text/html,
i.e. for use with *right-to-left* Hebrew, is


Please see
for details and
for a test case.

ISO-8859-8-i is also available in browsers like Firefox
and Internet Explorer under the name "Logical Hebrew".

Therefore, apache2.conf should include also a line

  AddCharset  iso-8859-8-i  ......

with some suitable extensions.

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