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general question to character set

Thread began 5/19/2009 2:13 am by office377308 | Last modified 5/19/2009 6:20 am by Ray Borduin | 1561 views | 1 replies |


general question to character set

Maybe this has been covered before but I really wonder why Webassist keeps using this old fashioned ISO-8859-1 charset?
This set not even includes the EURO sign, not to mention other languages. It also creates problems with mysql.

May I suggest to kill ISO-8859-x completely and replace it with UTF-8 as this even includes Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic, Czech, Polish, Hebrew etc.

The mixture of both charsets is a real pain for each webdesigner who must build multilingual websites.
BTW, for UTF-8 you need php5 / MySQL5.

If we do not use UTF-8, how will you find words like Prostředky na nehořlavou ├║pravu

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Thank you for the suggestion. We will be updating the way we handle charsets in the future to account for this problem.

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