[CentOS] Special character with Apache in Centos 4.3

Mon May 8 13:05:26 UTC 2006
John Hinton <webmaster at ew3d.com>

Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Luigi Palmiero wrote on Mon, 8 May 2006 09:36:08 +0200:
>> All char like "°", "-", ecc. in web pages appears as "?". 
>> This is the variable in httpd.conf: 
>> "AddDefaultCharSet UTF-8" 
>> I have also set: "AddDefaultCharSet ISO-8859-1" without any change.
> The CharSet the characters were written in differs from what is sent and 
> displayed by the browser. Make them match and all is well. (That is: 
> either change the CharSet the server sends or change the CharSet the web 
> pages are written in.) You can check the character encoding of a page in 
> your browser, usually at View/Encoding or so.
> BTW: this is not CentOS-specific.
> Kai
I'm betting your webpage editor is FrontPage. It defaults to western 
english char set. We had to set the server charset to even be able to 
read these dumb Microsoft chars as during the FTP process the chars were 
getting screwed up.

Try setting the charset in your site editor to something 'standard' and 
re-upload your pages.

Bill really does want to make this a winders world... all the way down 
to FP and its non-world-standard charsets.

John Hinton