Strange Characters showing in Classic ASP Coded blog
For months I have had an issue with characters appearing after someone has posted a blog. The blog is coded with Classic ASP. Example characters appearing are: â€Ž or â€™... it appears to happen for foreign characters the most.
Any help would to avoid this issue would be greatly appreciated..
The page is sending UTF-8 but it fails to set CharSet="UTF-8" so the receiving browser just thinks its the default local character set probably Windows-1252.
Alternativly the original article is posted as UTF-8 but the receiving mechanisim doesn't know that and treats the incoming characters as the servers local character set.
To correct ensure all pages use CodePage=65001, are saved as UTF-8 and set CharSet="UTF-8", any other problems will likely be the result of bad data already corrupted in earlier submissions. You will need to code up some recovery for the bad data.