Copy and Paste

In Copy and Paste, Sam Ruby tracks down and explains some problems caused by character encoding mismatches (via Anne’s Weblog about Markup & Style).

Posted on September 26, 2004 in Content Management, Quicklinks, Web General


  1. September 26, 2004 by Caffenero

    Huh, what a coincidence. I reported a similar problem to Dean Allen found while using his excellent textpattern CMS…

    The problem was that my local Apache sent a default-charset of “ISO-8859-1” and the admin interface (UTF-8) of TP didn’t force an HTTP-header, only the HTML meta tag, which was ignored by the browser. A single line of PHP did the job.

    BTW, I guess it’s time for us to move definitely to UTF-8. Roger, I remember you saying something about “strange problems” with UTF-8. Is this the reason you’re still with latin-1?

  2. September 26, 2004 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Yep. I had a horribly frustrating weekend a few weeks ago when I tried switching to UTF-8. I don’t know exactly what went wrong, but after restoring everything from backups I decided to stick with iso-8859-1 for a little longer. Not indefinitely though ;)

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