Western European (windows) option changes to Unicode(UTF-8)

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    In IE6 I select view > encoding and then the option Western
    European(windows). When I close and reopen IE the option has automatically
    changed to Unicode(UTF-8). I have changed it back to Western
    European(windows) but it always reverts to Unicode when I close and reopen
    IE. I've restarted the computer but no change. This problem started about
    1-2 months ago but for the prior 1-2 years all was OK. I use Windows XP home
    2002. IE 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2-gdr.05301-15191c . updated version: sp2 and
    receive Microsoft automatic updates.
    Any suggestions how I can get IE to hold Western European(windows)
    --
    g
     
    Guest, Oct 21, 2005
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  2. Guest

    Jan Il Guest

    Hi g :)

    What problems, if any, are you having when the encoding changes? You might
    try the following and see if it helps:

    IE changes my encoding

    Make sure that Auto-select at the top of the Encoding box in View is not
    checked

    Then go to IE>Tools>Internet Options>General>Accessibility
    Make sure none of the boxes there are checked if not needed.


    If you have SBC Yahoo, it has been known to cause such problems.

    Update your video driver.

    Update your script engine:

    For 2000 and XP go to
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...43-7e4b-4622-86eb-95a22b832caa&DisplayLang=en
    The install includes a new jscript.dl

    Hope this helps.

    Jan :)
    MS MVP/Windows - Internet Explorer
    Smiles are meant to be shared,
    that's why they're so contagious

    Replies posted only to the newsgroup for the benefit or other readers.
    How to make a good newsgroup post:
    http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm




    > In IE6 I select view > encoding and then the option Western
    > European(windows). When I close and reopen IE the option has
    > automatically
    > changed to Unicode(UTF-8). I have changed it back to Western
    > European(windows) but it always reverts to Unicode when I close and reopen
    > IE. I've restarted the computer but no change. This problem started
    > about
    > 1-2 months ago but for the prior 1-2 years all was OK. I use Windows XP
    > home
    > 2002. IE 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2-gdr.05301-15191c . updated version: sp2
    > and
    > receive Microsoft automatic updates.
    > Any suggestions how I can get IE to hold Western European(windows)
    > --
    > g
     
    Jan Il, Oct 21, 2005
    #2
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  3. "g" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In IE6 I select view > encoding and then the option Western
    > European(windows). When I close and reopen IE the option has
    > automatically
    > changed to Unicode(UTF-8). I have changed it back to Western
    > European(windows) but it always reverts to Unicode when I close and reopen
    > IE. I've restarted the computer but no change. This problem started
    > about
    > 1-2 months ago but for the prior 1-2 years all was OK. I use Windows XP
    > home
    > 2002. IE 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2-gdr.05301-15191c . updated version: sp2
    > and
    > receive Microsoft automatic updates.
    > Any suggestions how I can get IE to hold Western European(windows)
    > --
    > g



    Is Auto-Select on?

    --
    Framk Saunders, MS-MVP, OE
    http://www.fjsmjs.com
    Please respond in newsgroup: do not send email.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE, Oct 21, 2005
    #3
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    On IE pages the apostrophe in words such as area's would be shown as area?s.
    I don't use yahoo and I tried all your suggestions the last few hours
    including reinstalling an August 17th IE6 microsoft update (KB896727) that
    their web site stated had been corrupt and suggested it be reinstalled but
    the reinstallation actually made the problem worse so I restored and now have
    the ? again between words like area?s. Thanks much for your assistance.
    --
    g


    "Jan Il" wrote:

    > Hi g :)
    >
    > What problems, if any, are you having when the encoding changes? You might
    > try the following and see if it helps:
    >
    > IE changes my encoding
    >
    > Make sure that Auto-select at the top of the Encoding box in View is not
    > checked
    >
    > Then go to IE>Tools>Internet Options>General>Accessibility
    > Make sure none of the boxes there are checked if not needed.
    >
    >
    > If you have SBC Yahoo, it has been known to cause such problems.
    >
    > Update your video driver.
    >
    > Update your script engine:
    >
    > For 2000 and XP go to
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...43-7e4b-4622-86eb-95a22b832caa&DisplayLang=en
    > The install includes a new jscript.dl
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Jan :)
    > MS MVP/Windows - Internet Explorer
    > Smiles are meant to be shared,
    > that's why they're so contagious
    >
    > Replies posted only to the newsgroup for the benefit or other readers.
    > How to make a good newsgroup post:
    > http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > In IE6 I select view > encoding and then the option Western
    > > European(windows). When I close and reopen IE the option has
    > > automatically
    > > changed to Unicode(UTF-8). I have changed it back to Western
    > > European(windows) but it always reverts to Unicode when I close and reopen
    > > IE. I've restarted the computer but no change. This problem started
    > > about
    > > 1-2 months ago but for the prior 1-2 years all was OK. I use Windows XP
    > > home
    > > 2002. IE 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2-gdr.05301-15191c . updated version: sp2
    > > and
    > > receive Microsoft automatic updates.
    > > Any suggestions how I can get IE to hold Western European(windows)
    > > --
    > > g

    >
    >
     
    Guest, Oct 21, 2005
    #4
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I turned on auto select and it selected but the results were the same so now
    it is off again.
    --
    g


    "Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE" wrote:

    > "g" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > In IE6 I select view > encoding and then the option Western
    > > European(windows). When I close and reopen IE the option has
    > > automatically
    > > changed to Unicode(UTF-8). I have changed it back to Western
    > > European(windows) but it always reverts to Unicode when I close and reopen
    > > IE. I've restarted the computer but no change. This problem started
    > > about
    > > 1-2 months ago but for the prior 1-2 years all was OK. I use Windows XP
    > > home
    > > 2002. IE 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2-gdr.05301-15191c . updated version: sp2
    > > and
    > > receive Microsoft automatic updates.
    > > Any suggestions how I can get IE to hold Western European(windows)
    > > --
    > > g

    >
    >
    > Is Auto-Select on?
    >
    > --
    > Framk Saunders, MS-MVP, OE
    > http://www.fjsmjs.com
    > Please respond in newsgroup: do not send email.
    >
     
    Guest, Oct 21, 2005
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