Encoding Problem Internet Explorer

By markj4913 · 5 replies
Jun 23, 2005
  1. This may have been posted before and I apologise if it has and if I have posted in the wrong section as this is my first post.

    On Internet Explorer when I visit our websites at www.uktravelagent.biz The £ signs show as a ? So ok no problem I go to View, encoding and change from UTF-8 to western European. This fixes the problem but only on the page I have change dit on. Also once logged out the change does not stay permanent and reverts to the same problem - infuriating. Anyone know how I make Western European the default encoding and permamnent.

    Tnaks for your help

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You have to change the source-page on your PC as follows:

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
    <title>your title</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

    The charset will keep £ as £
  3. markj4913

    markj4913 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for that

    As I am a total thickie :) where do I change the source to my PC?

    Thanks Again for the swift response

  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Whomever maintains that website needs to make the changes in the webpage-source, then upload the changed pages to the website.
    This is obviously not your cup of tea (or your responsibility).
  5. markj4913

    markj4913 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    :chef: Thankyou very much have just sent it off to our website designers far too tekkie for the likes of me :) next time in Dublin will buy you a guiness thanks for your help it is appreciated it was driving me mad:)

  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Just as an observation, we do not condone advertising here, so please change the signature in your 'User Profile'.
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