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27 October 2011 at 3:05am
I know the whole "changing the currency type" problem crops up repeatedly throughout the forums, but I'm having a slightly different problem.
Adding the following to mysite/_config results in a question mark in a black diamond appearing throughout the site:
Changing the '£' to '£' does fix the problem, except on the checkout page, where it appears as £ rather than the £ symbol.
I guess that the former problem is an encoding issue. How could I fix it? Thanks
2 November 2011 at 4:47pm Last edited: 2 November 2011 5:14pm
I've reported the issue here:
2 November 2011 at 5:41pm
From memory, having had that issue a few times, I think you change the _config file encoding to UTF-8 (do that first) - ask if you don't know how to do that and then re-enter the £ sign.
I have tried this for myself and you can see the results here:
When I first opened the _config file (on linux), I saw a funny character (unknown byte basically). Then I saved the file as UTF-8, re-opened it, copied the euro sign from a random document (as I dont know how to produce it from the keyboard) and saved the file.
That seemed to have worked.
2 November 2011 at 10:28pm
Nicolaas- how do you change the encoding to UTF-8 on the _config file?
I have the following line in it, is this not it?
3 November 2011 at 4:11pm
Hi Mr Bones
Ok - the mysql thing you posted is unrelated.
What you need to do is to open your editor (I used to use scite and now I use geany) and set the encoding for the file itself.
I have included an example of how I have done this.
If your editor does not allow you to do this then just download a small editor that can - just for this purpose. Just be careful also that in "FTP-ing" your file, it does not change encoding (not sure if that can happen - but I suspect it can).
3 November 2011 at 11:06pm
Excellent, thank you.
In Dreamweaver CS4, it's in Modify > Page Properties > Title/Encoding > Encoding
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