[thelist] Movabletype / Character encodings Problem

Andrew Clover and-evolt at doxdesk.com
Fri Oct 29 01:26:40 CDT 2004

Greg Farries <greg at mapleleafweb.com> wrote:

> http://policy.temp.lexi.net/issues/education/weblog/

Your meta-tag says:

   <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">

But your web server says:

   Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1

Meta elements are meant as a back-up for when no charset is available 
from the HTTP response headers. When both are supplied, the headers take 
priority and the meta is ignored.

So you need to tell your server to stop sending the wrong charset. (Or 
give up and just use Latin-1 characters.) If you don't have access to 
the main server config, you might be able to fix it locally by including 
the directive:

   AddDefaultCharset utf-8

or, if you want to rely purely on metas:

   AddDefaultCharset Off

in a .htaccess file in the folder to change.

Andrew Clover
mailto:and at doxdesk.com

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