Dealing with special characters

hi all,

what is the best way to deal with non-english characters?

for example, I have a field withthe value “joão” after saving the value
“João”. How do I deal with this issue?

Thnaks

I’m not an expert, but I have also had some difficulties with this
before. The key things to resolve this for me were:

  1. make sure that your database field formats are correct (e.g. utf-8).
  2. add (depending on your database field formats) something like: to your
    layout.

Hope this helps

Darren

Hope this helps

J. mp wrote:

hi all,

what is the best way to deal with non-english characters?

for example, I have a field withthe value “joão” after saving the value
“João”. How do I deal with this issue?

Thnaks

Guest wrote:

I’m not an expert, but I have also had some difficulties with this
before. The key things to resolve this for me were:

  1. make sure that your database field formats are correct (e.g. utf-8).
  2. add (depending on your database field formats) something like: to your
    layout.

Hope this helps

Darren

Hope this helps

J. mp wrote:

hi all,

what is the best way to deal with non-english characters?

for example, I have a field withthe value “joão” after saving the value
“João”. How do I deal with this issue?

Thnaks

Thansk,
I’ve done that already. Thanks
now my probkem is other :slight_smile:
in my db i’m saving correclty the string, but I’m now seeking for a way
to replace all charecters like ã, Â, â, Â, etc by their corresponding
HTML codes, and I can’t find a way to do that

On Feb 10, 2007, at 5:00 PM, J. mp wrote:

layout.

what is the best way to deal with non-english characters?
in my db i’m saving correclty the string, but I’m now seeking for a
way
to replace all charecters like ã, Â, â, Â, etc by their corresponding
HTML codes, and I can’t find a way to do that

There’s no general way to do that since HTML doesn’t define character
entities for all possible characters. If you’ve specified that utf-8
is in use throughout (database, Rails [Ruby’s $KCODE], HTML), then
you shouldn’t need to convert. Of course, the end user may not be
able to see the character you intend if his/her system lacks a
suitable font.

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
[email protected]

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