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Silverstripe and Encoding

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Community Member, 38 Posts

7 April 2009 at 9:40pm


I've got a problem and have not found a solution for it in the Forums.

The Situation: I have a fresh installation of the latest stable Silverstripe 3.2.1 using the BlackCandy theme on IIS 7.

I open the start page in a browser and everything looks ok.
I open the file and save it without any changes UTF-8 encoded. When I now have a look at the page again with IE, the Page is heavily distorted and looks very ugly. When I have a look at the sources of the generated page, and switch to hex view, I can see that there are some additional non printable chars in front of the file:   (As I'm not sure if they show up correctly in the forum, I'll also give you the hex keys: EF BB BF 20 EF BB BF). When I remove these characters and save the page as html and reopen it in the browser everything is ok. When I save the file in ANSI/ASCII everything is ok again.
The same thing happens whenever I use the _t function (either in Page.php or

I had an earlier installation of SilverStripe where this problem did not occur, but suddenly I had this problem, and I don't know how to solve it.

Any ideas?

Markus Alexander