special characters (4 posts)

  1. crisjb
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I noticed that either wordpress or php don't allow for special characters such as the copyright symbol in the code. I want to use spanish language characters and accents and it does not permit me to print it out in the browser. I have the blog options set to charset UTF-8. What could be causing this? I would like to use my wordpress blog in spanish. Thanks.

  2. Steph
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Maybe the encoding set for your database is not utf-8 (encoding can go wrong in many, many places).

    See if http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2004/07/18/converting-mysql-database-contents-to-utf-8/ helps.

  3. rudolf45
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just to clarify: do you have issues with Spanish characters in your content (posts, Pages, comments) or in the template files when you edit them?

    If the problem occurs in the files - put the guilt on your editor. It should save the files after editing with utf-8 encoding!

  4. hotbelgo
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think I have a similar problem. If I use the command line to inspect my mysql database then I can properly read the various special characters (€ etc.). But a € ends up as € in the browser reading the blog entries. However, it also comes up like that in phpMyAdmin too.

    Nonetheless, the source code of the page reads
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />

    Any ideas?


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