I'm having issues with displaying "š" and "č" characters in my html/css web page.
there is no problem with "á" "í" or "é".
I've tried many different windows pre-installed fonts, but they all display "s" instead of "š" and "c" instead of "č".
I also thought that the problem might be my English DOCTYPE tag, but can't find any Slovak one.
The page is supposed to be written in Slovak language, so i really need all these characters.
Big Thanks! for any help guys.
Are you specifying the UTF-8 character set?
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" >
Try switching to a UTF8 doctype
Thanks for your advice, I've tried it but it didn't work.
It actually displayed some weird question mark instead of "á" "í" and so.
So I've checked some Slovak sites' <head>s to see how they do it,
and it either utf-8 or windows-1250 in the most cases.
Please if you have any thoughts what might be causing this problem,
share them with me.
A link to your site would be a big help.
ok here is the link:
riant.sk | web riesenia | dizajn | sadn Vm
for example: 2nd menu item "web riesenia" is supposed to be "web riešenia"
If you don't want to leave this to chance, you can use character references instead. Just place
&# before the number and
; after the number (with no gaps either side):
For š use 154
For č use 269
For á use 224
For í use 237
For é use 233
I just found out, that my notepad plus changes each š and č to s and c every time I restart it. I have English as default keyboard on my PC, so that's maybe making the mess.
What do you think?
yeah i know about those references, but it slows my writing down too much.
i can't imagine myself writing a number of pages like this.
but thanks anyway
You could always write the document as normal, with the accented characters, and then before you finally save it, just do a search-and-replace on each one with the relevant bit of code. Yes, it's still a bit of hassle, but at least it won't interrupt the flow of your writing.
If you Google for notepad++ utf-8, you'll find a lot of discussions about problems getting Notepad++ to deal with UTF-8 characters properly, along with a collection of suggested solutions. (I don't use Notepad++, so I can't really test any of it.)
One proposed solution, that sounds promising:
Blog Rat: How to make UTF-8 as default encoding in Notepad++ manually
Thank you, EarlyOut!
The link you posted helped me to solve it in 2 minutes:)
riant.sk | web rie?enia | dizajn | sadnú Vám
Good! I had a feeling that blogger was on the right track.
I have never had any problems with getting NP++ to handle multi-byte characters, but I have always enforced the saving of documents as UTF-8.
Regarding search and replace: run it on all files in a directory and you will find that it is very quick and convenient, without even needing to open any files. It even auto-saves all modified files for you.
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