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Website Special Characters Issue? Here’s How to Fix It!

This articles will help you to resolve any issue related to the way on how are displayed special characters on your website. In case you are seeing the characters on your website in an incorrect format, this happens when the default_charset setting is set to “Off”.

You can set it to the correct character set via .htaccess file, where it shouldn’t get overwritten:

php_value default_charset ISO-8859-1
AddDefaultCharset ISO-8859-1

Character Sets List, based on their site language can be found at this URL. Once you locate the character set required by your website, replace “ISO-8859-1” in the above example with the one you need. The next step is to add it to your .htaccess file and to save changes and test the result.

That’s all!

Updated on July 24, 2019

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