unfortunately it didn't work.

i set:

AddDefaultCharset utf-8

to the Apache conf file (under the virtualhost section) and restarted
Apache, but it is still returning ISO-8859-1 encoding when calling
Ajax.

any other ideas?

-h

On Jul 15, 2:25 pm, yuval dagan <dag...@gmail.com> wrote:
> hi
>
> I had a similar problem when I moved to apache2 on ubuntu from win 2000
> server.
>  try to add the line
>
> AddDefaultCharset Off
>
> to the site virtual directory
> thats because in the new linux apache2 versions, the conf file is seperate
> to many files and in one of them which its name is 'cahrset' if I remember
> correct it sets a default charset for all sites in that apache2 server.
>
> hope it helped
>
> Yuval
>
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 8:09 PM, husky <victor.at.rog...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I am using WebLogic in my java web app and in my code, I'm already
> > setting the following:
>
> > response.setContentType("text/html; charset=UTF-8");
>
> > Also, I noticed that the correct UTF-8 is being returned (in the
> > response headers) when I am requesting all the other JSP pages because
> > I added the following to the top of every JSP:
>
> > <%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8"
> > pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
>
> > This problem of getting the wrong encoding type (ISO-8559-1) only
> > seems to happen for the Ajax.request() call, and only when on a unix
> > server.
>
> > Any ideas?
>
> > On Jul 15, 12:23 pm, Douglas <douglas.gont...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Prototype has _nothing_ to do with the response code.
> > > Your backend is sending the wrong encoding. Problably, you have not
> > > set the correct send headers.
>
> > > Are you using a PHP backend? If yes, maybe your local php.ini have
> > > default_charset set to utf-8 and the unix one has not, by default, php
> > > uses iso-8859-1.
>
> > > Try adding this line to you response:
> > > header('content-type:text/plain; charset=utf-8'); // of course, the
> > > content-type you are expecting
> > > or use [1]utf8_encode(CONTENT) before send the response.
>
> > > [1]http://www.php.net/utf8-encode
>
> > > ~ Cheers
>
> >  > On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 1:00 PM, husky<victor.at.rog...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> > > > hihi all,
>
> > > > i am using Ajax.request() function to call and return results on a web
> > > > page and i noticed that depending on where the server is deployed, the
> > > > encoding of the response changes.
>
> > > > if i am running the code locally on my windows machine, the Ajax
> > > > response encoding is UTF-8.  but when deployed to a unix server, the
> > > > Ajax response encoding is ISO-8859-1.
>
> > > > the side-effect is that the response contains unreadable characters
> > > > because it's in the wrong encoding (should be UTF-8, but it's
> > > > ISO-8859-1)
>
> > > > does anyone know why this happens and how to fix this?
>
> > > > thanks in advance!
> > > > -h
>
> > > --
> > > Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no
> > > matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and
> > > your own common sense.
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