I am adding some Chinese text to a primarily English web page and am having trouble getting the characters to display properly. I've got the encoding set to UTF-8 in the meta content type tag, and I am copying/pasting the Chinese I was sent from a Word document. The text is still rendering as follows:
rather than in Chinese characters:
I'm sure it's an easy fix, but I'm lost as to how to make this happen.
Thanks very much for any help.Answer1:
just because the meta tag says that the encoding is UTF8, doesn't mean that the content (file) itself is in UTF8. I mean, if you have a file index.html, the file itself should be encoded as utf8.
To change the encoding of a file in lunix, you can use this command
iconv --from-code=ISO-8859-1 --to-code=UTF-8 ./index.html > ./newIndex.html
but i guess that you are working with windows... and the only way i know change the encoding in windows is the Notepad++
Hope this helps