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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

    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?

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

    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…

    Wow, I’m dense. Thanks.

    Avec plaisir.

    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 😉

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

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

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