charset problems with dw wiki, was: New Wiki 'Feature'
Am Sonntag, 16.01.05 um 04:24 Uhr schrieb Thierry Reding:
For me, all pages return ISO-8859-1 as encoding (using Firefox, ELinks
lynx). Manually switching to UTF-8 yields bogus characters. This
Firefox and lynx (couldn't figure out how to change the encoding in
I just had a look: The server serves IS=-8859-1 for the German pages
(which is correct) but the page does not contain the charset, but as
far as I have seen, the charset _is_ iso-8859-1 everywhere. I thought I
have seen the charset in page source code in the browser earlier, but
am not sure any longer now. As Anna knows the wiki quite well, she
might have a look at that.
But If the pages are iso-8859-1 and are delivered as that, any browser
should show up everything correctly, even if the page source does not
show the character set.
shows up when the charset you use in the browser doesn't match the
given in the file that outputs the language selection bar on the top
I included that from your first message again. And you my give me a
hint what is meant with "charset in the browser does not match charset
in language selection bar" The browser should turn to latin1, when it
gets the page. and then there cannot be a problem at all. normally with
the browser istself, if it is compliant. But there may be an issue if
the terminal, lynx runs in, is us-ascii anything else different from
latin1 or latin9. For now I still do not see an issue. Who would turn
the charset of the browser nanually to something which is not in the
Could you please describe a bit more exactly, what you see, if you just
call a page without changing settings in the browsers and add the page
url to that description?
Else we cannot reproduce anything, maybe. What are your preferences for
language and charset for your browsers?
"$ curl --head http://www.debianwomen.org/wiki/"
"Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1;"
Where the content-type should be "application/xml+xhtml" - but that it
not related to any charset problem.