Problem with special letters

11 years 4 months ago #75216 by hvilberg
I have translated the english.php file to icelandic but i'm having problems with the special icelandic characters such as æ ö and so on, how can i fix this?
11 years 4 months ago #75222 by Rapunzl
Is your translation written in UTF-8?

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11 years 3 months ago #75729 by nsumar
I have this problem also, but for the Swedish translation and yes my translation is written in UTF-8?

is this a problem ?
BTW running the 1.2 RC
11 years 3 months ago #75896 by nsumar
OK, I know what i did wrong,
When Working on non English site contents its important to convert the language file of your choice (swedish.php)to the correct format, that is in my case to UTF-8, this looks like its the default for Joomla 1.2.

you can do this by downloading notepad ++

Create a new file in Notpad and select:

* Format
* Encoder in ANSI
* Mark Encoder in UTF-8 (without BOM)
* Then copy your old file
* Save to swedish.php (change to your Language)

Thanks to Zello.
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