[resolved] UTF-8 versus iso-8859-1 (6 posts)

  1. Edde Beket
    Posted 8 years ago #


    We're using the default setting "UTF-8" in our WordPress installation. However, if you look in the page source, it states: charset=iso-8859-1

    Firefox displays the page correctly but IE does not.

    Manually switching IE to UTF-8 solves the "Dutch" character issue, but rather we'd have IE "see" that we use UTF-8 automatically. Did I miss something here? Where else can I set the encoding method, so it shows in the headers correctly?


  2. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is this the blog linked in your profile? If yes, then it must be something wrong with your IE settings. My IE6 "sees" it as utf-8 and in the source code it also says utf-8.

  3. Edde Beket
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow! Thanks for your quick reply.

    No it's another log: http://www.jeugdsentimenten.net/ But you're right about my own blog; it uses UTF-8
    Both blogs both should use "UTF-8" according to the wordpress options field.

  4. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Post the header.php of the theme you are using on that jeugdsentimenten site here:

  5. Edde Beket
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Moshu!

    That was a hint in the right direction. The wrong charset was mentioned there. I've changed it into:

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

    (see: http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/318023)

    Which works fine.

    Thanks for your help!


  6. miquelon
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello, we worked with this issue and RSS feeds.
    We duplicated a plugin, renamed some of the functions and now we can pull ISO and UTF RSS feeds on our WordPress install.


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