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Character Set problem

Discussion in 'C#' started by maxxtro, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    SEMrush
    We've got a content management system causing us problems with the pound sign (£).

    On the website and in the database it is shown as a £ sign, however, within the admin section in the form, it is being displayed and submitted as £. The pages have been encoded as iso-8859-1

    Anyone else had a similiar problem or know what I could be doing wrong.

    Cheers
     
    maxxtro, Jun 15, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
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    Paz Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    yes I've seen it on some web pages. What happens if you escape the pound sign with a £ as you might do with a non-breaking space eg &nbsb; ?

    Cheers,
    Paz.
     
    Paz, Jun 15, 2006 IP
  3. maxxtro

    maxxtro Peon

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    yeah, if I change the '£' sign in the database to £ it does only show up as a '£' in the form within the admin panel. Which is good.

    Any suggestions on how I can get it so that it submits correctly from the admin panel.
     
    maxxtro, Jun 16, 2006 IP
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    Paz Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, but I think you mean that you want input the pond sign directly anyway?
    I think the easiest way would be to switch from 8859 to UTF-8.

    Cheers,
    Paz.
     
    Paz, Jun 16, 2006 IP
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    maxxtro Peon

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    That was perfect - thanks for your help
     
    maxxtro, Jun 16, 2006 IP
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    the UTF-8 or WebSafeCode for it is £
     
    ludwig, Jun 21, 2006 IP