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  • alexb_rj

    (@alexb_rj)


    I’ve tried to write, in the sidebar, some portuguese words, with accents, as “interconexões”, but when I’m visiting my site with Firefox, I only see things like “interconex&otildees”, “Id&eacuteias” etc… The word accent doesn’t appear properly…
    In IE things work very well!

    How can I fix this in Firefox? Thanks!

    http://www.bobeda.net/

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  • alexb_rj

    (@alexb_rj)

    Please, could someone help me???

    My sidebar is horrible in Firefox!!!

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    What is your FF charset ?
    Have you been to the Mozilla forums and asked there ? FF is their product..

    Lorelle

    (@lorelle)

    Also, make sure you following the instructions on “localizing” WordPress so that it will tell the browser which language your text is in:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Localization

    Firas

    (@firas)

    His problem isn’t charsets, his text is being escaped to html entities but without an ending semicolon on them. IE is more forgiving of that sort of thing; Firefox isn’t too much into second-guessing the page author.

    Where did you edit the text in the sidebar? If you put it in the template directly, WP won’t touch it.

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    This is a common problem when the template files are edited in a text editor that doesn’t have utf-8 support.
    The only way to fix it: re-edit the file in an editor that supports utf-8 and everything will be fine.

    alexb_rj

    (@alexb_rj)

    Well… I’ve edited it in the Notepad… I really don’t understand what “utf-8” is… but thank you… I’m going to try another things.

    Firas

    (@firas)

    You guys are misdiagnosing the problem :/ It’s not a utf8 issue.

    alexb_rj: did you add the text in the sidebar by editing your template, or did you use something else that adds it?

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    utf-8 is the default character encoding for WP.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Reading_Options_SubPanel
    See the “Encoding for pages and feeds” section.
    In newer Notepad versions (e.g. in XP) you can select the encoding at the bottom of the Save dialog box.

    jalenack

    (@jalenack)

    Firas is right. In this case, UTF-8 has nothing to do with this. When you were writing to the sidebar (right?). When escaping characters, like the ‘õ’ , it must follow a specific format. There must be an ampersand in the beginning and a semicolon at the end. You forgot the semicolon:

    interconexõ

    [edit] You have the wrong character codes. For the ‘õ’, you need to use: õ [/edit]

    Here’s a complete list of escapable characters:
    http://www.theukwebdesigncompany.com/articles/entity-escape-characters.php

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