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Re: Re: Re: Re: trouble with umlauts

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Mar 21, 2002 at 07:33 UTC ( #153263=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: trouble with umlauts
in thread trouble with umlauts

Take a look at the file in a win9x ('95, '98, 'ME) version of notepad, or another editor you know doesn't deal with utf8. If the non-low-ascii (IE s-sets and umlouted vowels) show up as two characters, it's utf8 (or some really funky encoding). If they show up as one, then it's not.

From Re: trouble with umlauts - update, "encodes the as %C3%B6 that causes the regex to not match, or as %F6 which causes a match there" suggests that it's sometimes being encoded as UTF-8 (0xC3 B6), and sometimes as somthing else (0xF6).

The fact that it's matching when it's F6 but not C3 B6 suggests that your input isn't getting normalized to utf8 at all, but rather to that other encoding.

All in all, it doesn't really matter what encoding it gets into, so long as the encodings match everwhere they need to. (I'd recommend utf8, because it's becomming the clear standard, and because XML is assumed utf8 unless otherwise marked.)

What was the solution you found?


We are using here a powerful strategy of synthesis: wishful thinking. -- The Wizard Book

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: trouble with umlauts
by nefertari (Chaplain) on Mar 21, 2002 at 08:28 UTC
    I'm using emacs (on Linux) and there i see it as , so it is not utf8 i guess.

    My solution is the following:
    Replace the umlauts from the input with our private encoding for them, that is <UL>o</UL> (we have no umlauts on our keyboards, although we are in germany!) and replace them back to &ouml; in the output.

    Konqueror still gets the internal server error (that i send back via a "die") when it sends the two letter encoding. Opera encodes it as F6, and it works. With Mozilla i cannot enter an , and if i change the request line i get int the case of %F6 the wanted matches and in the other case the internal server error.

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