Change language

Some websites require encoding for special characters to be displayed properly in a Browser depending on what language you are posting on the Internet.

 

  1. To specify encoding, select the Tools menu

  2. Select Language and the preferred language.

Note: If you are not sure what encoding to select, you can test it by looking at your page after you change the language selection. If your special characters don't appear properly, try a different language setting.

If the language you want is not available in the list, you can select Add more...

Enter the Charset identifier and click OK.

 

Here is a list of some of the more popular language character sets (language encoding):

 

Language

Charset

Western (Latin1)

iso-8859-1

Japanese (Shift JIS)

Shift_JIS

Japanese (JIS)

iso-2022-jp

Japanese (EUC)

EUC-JP

Traditional Chinese (Big5)

big5

Simplified Chinese (GB2312)

gb2312

Turkish (ISO-8859-9)

iso-8859-9

Korean (EUC-KR)

euc-kr

UTF-8 (Unicode)

utf-8

Central European (ISO-8859-2)

iso-8859-2

Central European (MacCE)

x-mac-ce

Central European (Windows-1250)

windows-1250

Cyrillic (ISO-8859-5)

iso-8859-5

Cyrillic (KOI8-R)

KOI8-R

Cyrillic (MacCyrillic)

x-mac-cyrillic

Cyrillic (Windows-1251)

windows-1251

Greek (ISO-8859-7)

iso-8859-7

Greek (MacGreek)

x-mac-greek

Greek (Windows-1253)

windows-1253

Icelandic Mac (ISO-8859-1)

iso-8859-1

Windows 1252

windows-1252

 

You may find more character sets on Wikipedia here.

If you are still having an issue with the language showing as question marks (?) on your page, then go to your computer, change the default display language "for menus/dialogs with non-Unicode programs" to the same character code.

For Windows 7:

On your computer, click Start button and type in the search bar "regional". You will see Change the date, time or number format. Click on it and then click Administrative tab > Change System Locale.

Restart your computer.

For Windows XP:
On your computer, click the Start button, go to the Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > click the Advanced tab > Administrator will see what the Current language is for non-unicode programs.  Change it to 'the same character code'.)

Restart your computer.