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RE: Special Characters in IE 6

Subject: RE: Special Characters in IE 6
From: David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 08:46:00 +0100
disable chinese in ie
Hi Rob.
>From earlier messages on this list,
I'm informed that ie6 is happiest when both 
the encoding is specified, and the meta tag is included too.

 <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>


regards DaveP

> If I am not mistaken, the reason for the ? is an incorrect agreement
> between the encoding types of the browser and the page. I believe the
> default for IE5.5 is iso-8859-1 and 6.0 is utf-8 (same for NS4) - IE6
> (as well as ns6) defaults to utf-8. 
> What ever you specifiy as the page encoding, manually set the 
> browser to
> the correct encoding and see if that doesnt clear it up. You can do
> browser detection to correct the issue if you like.
> The disable-output-escaping way should work, but it seems like you are
> putting off the problem.
> On Tue, 2003-06-17 at 13:17, Christopher P. Wang wrote:
> > Nicole
> > 
> > I am not sure about IE 6.0, but I do know that  in Netscape 
> 4.7, &#160; 
> > comes out as a question mark for the East Asian (Korean, Japanese, 
> > Chinese) language encodings.  For that reason, we use <xsl:text 
> > disable-output-escaping="yes">&amp;nbsp;</xsl:text> in our xsl.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Chris
> > 
> > Christopher P. Wang
> > ibm.com Corporate Webmaster Team
> > cpwang@xxxxxxxxxx
> > 1-914-784-7462 (tie-line 863-7462)
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