html page encoding and browser settings


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aa

HTML file reads
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
and saved in Motepad as UTF-8
Yet IE6 shows Cyrilics as gobbledagoock unless in the browser in
View-->Encoding I manually set encoding to Unicode UTF-8

I thought that enciding specified in matatags should override browser
setting, otherwise one had to guess the encoding and set is menually.
Is this the case?
BTW some time ago these used to be an very popular HTML newsgroup here on MS
news server - has it been moved somewhere?
Now it is only HTML_authoring and it is a dead one.
 
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rob^_^

Hi,

Does this occur on your development machine or a test machine?

Are you specifying a font-family in your markup that is not installed on the
users machine?

Pass your markup through the markup validator at validator.w3.org

Regards.
 
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Robert Aldwinckle

aa said:
BTW some time ago these used to be an very popular HTML newsgroup
here on MS news server - has it been moved somewhere?


I thought it had mostly migrated to web forums for Expression
but I just checked with Ctrl-w c.expr in OE.
It looks as if there are actually some real newsgroups for it too.
Who knew? ; )


HTH

Robert Aldwinckle
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aa

Does this occur on your development machine or a test machine?

it is the same machine.
Are you specifying a font-family in your markup that is not installed on
the users machine?
I do not specify font family at all. Do u think font family is relevant? If
some font is not installed, the browser is supposed to use a default font,
not to change encoding. Besides after I set the encoding manually, the text
shows up correctly - does not this indicate that the font is there?
 
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nathan

I am running into this exactly same problem! My company has a Japanese
website, and in IIS and in the metatags I sent the charset as UTF-8. For
some reason, only on a few pages, the browser picks SHIFT_JIS as the
character set, and the pages either don't display at all or are garbled.

I'm not sure how else I can tell the browser from the backend to use UTF-8
and nothing else..

This appears to only happen on Japanese Windows OS.. and possibly IE6
(haven't tried IE7).

Thanks,
Nathan
 

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