[Tutor] browser encoding standards?

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Mon Jul 13 22:01:50 CEST 2009

Serdar Tumgoren wrote:
> I just ran into a glitch that got me wondering about the proper
> encoding to use when outputting data for non-technical folks.
> I took pains to ensure that I converted a number of XML feeds to UTF-8
> prior to storage in a database. And then, when pulling the feed data
> from a database to generate an HTML file, I once again was careful to
> write the data to the HTML file using UTF-8.
> The problem I stumbled into is that when I used UTF-8, several
> characters showed up as gobbledygook in my Firefox browser.
> Specifically, the characters "\u201c" and "\u201d" (quote marks) were
> not carrying over.

I guess you forgot to output a <meta> tag that defines the content-type of
the page.



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