Hi, I maintain a website for a friend and have a problem with Firefox ignoring the character set specified in the html. The line of code I used is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="txt/html; charset=UTF-8"> but Firefox displays it in ISO-8859-1 which does not show my special characters correctly (some of the site is in French so letters with accents like é are used quite a lot!).
The site works fine if I use IE6 but so many people are using Firefox it is a major problem for me.
Thanks for your comment Penny. I have included the following line <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en,fr"> and I thought that this would be sufficient. What should I add extra? Thanks. PS the web site is click here if you want to have a look at the problem.
The forum software has read the code and displayed 'é' in both cases in my previous post. Here is the relevant bit again -this time with spaces between each character "...special characters (e.g. '& e a c u t e ;) in ...".
Thanks everyone for you comments - they were all useful especially the one from "doctype" which pointed me at the validation site. It would appear that I deleted the doctype statement in error. It has been reinstated and all is now well.
I still have one other problem with the site in that Firefox converts the bullets in a bulleted list from diamonds to the letter W. I have no doubt that I have done something else stupid, but any advice would be gratfeully received.
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