On Aug 30, 2008, at 4:11 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

I am trying to get my website to support multilanguage fonts, complex text layouts. An example of what I am trying is to have the fonts of other languages appear rather than boxes or question marks.

This is purely an HTML/web-design question, and has nothing really to do with FreeBSD even if your webserver is a FreeBSD system. You should look at the LANG and DIR attributes. Also, you should set up your pages do use UTF-8 as a character set. To instruct your server to declare that documents are UTF-8 by default, you can set

  AddDefaultCharset utf-8

in your Apache configuration.

AddDefaultCharset is document at


If you don't have access to the Apache configuration, you can declare the charset to use within each document in the HTML, with something like

 <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">

within the HEAD portion of the document.

The LANG and DIR attributes are documented at


though that is more of a reference document than a "how to".



Jeffrey Goldberg                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/

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