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From Jim Albert <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: Form problem with non-ascii characters (æ or ß)
Date Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:00:44 GMT
On 6/26/2013 9:50 AM, Pi Dizayn wrote:
> Update; When I make
> <meta http-equiv='Content-Type' content='text/html;
> http-equiv='Content-Type' content='text/html; charset=utf-8'>
> it works. But
> <meta http-equiv='Content-Type' content='text/html; charset=iso-8859-9'>
> doesn't work.

My apologies... German ß and Greek β mess-up on my part. German ß is in 
fact Western.

I think you need to decide on what charset you want your site/page to 

iso-8859-9 looks like Turkish:
I wouldn't expect German character ß to exist in a Turkish charset.

I'd expect any charset mismatches to result in the browser sending 
entity references which seems to be the case in my experience, but not 
just failing dropping the connection, but my experience is only with 
ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8 and the experience will likely be browser specific 
in addition to any charset settings specifically on the browser.

I found this to be a good read when I was wading through charset 
conversion issues:

Any AddDefaultCharset settings between your old Apache server and new 
one could play a role.

UTF-8 can simplify things but then you have to be prepared in terms of 
what you are going to do with that data including storage.

> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 8:34 PM, Pi Dizayn <
> <>> wrote:
>     Dear Apaches :) ,
>     I'm moving a website to another server. In the new server when I
>     submit a form with æ or ß the browser says "The connection was
>     reset". This never happened before. The OS is CentOS. PHP or CGI
>     forms are the same.
>     --
>     Boray Eris
> <>
> --
> Boray Eris
> <>

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