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Why doesn't my blog display French characters? (11 posts)

  1. dmaher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I type "À propos de nous" into the file, save it, upload it, but when loading the page it displays "? propos de nouse."

    And the same when I enter "Catégories", it displays "Cat?gories".

    Is there a plugin of some sort that will display characters of other languages. I went through the language plugins and didn't see it. I already have Gengo working but that doesn't do it.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I type "À propos de nous" into the file,

    ... but you didn't say how did you save it! The most common mistake: saving the (template) files in a text editor that doesn't have utf-8 support. Or, if it has, not enabling it.

  3. dmaher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Very interesting, anyone know how to enable it in Dreamweaver 8 before I find it?

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No fancy html editors. Just plain text editor like Notepad. In the XP Windows version is able to save it with utf-8 encoding.

  5. dmaher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is it because of this in the header?

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>" />

    Should I change the charset to utf-8?

  6. dmaher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I opened it in Notepad, saved it as the same name, overwrote the old file, uploaded it, and it still shows the ?.

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    When you saved it - did you change the encoding at the bottom of the Save window???
    Don't touch that line, that's perfect as it is...

  8. dmaher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Wow, I'm dense. Thanks.

  9. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ;)
    Avec plaisir.

  10. Skeary
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    just curious.. is there any way of saving files in utf-8 from within dreamweaver? it might save some hassle, since its editing capabilities are a liiiitle more advanced than notepad's ;)

  11. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Dreamweaver will cause you nothing but headache. It's not suitable for editing WordPress themes, don't bother trying.

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