British Pound (£) Display?

Discussion in 'General Web Coding' started by Rossv1, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Rossv1

    Rossv1 Perch

    I've got a site I'm working on that uses text drawn from a MYSQL database.

    When a user enters text that includes the British pound symbol '£', it is displayed as a 'ᆪ'

    My char set is:

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

    What am I doing wrong????
  2. I think it's related to how your MYSQL database charset is setup. Nothing you can do since you cannot modify the setup.

    Try to use :

    <cfoutput>#chr(163)#</cfoutput>
  3. Rossv1

    Rossv1 Perch

    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, it is user generated content that is being stored in the database.
  4. snooper

    snooper Perch

    had the same issue

    eventually had to change to UTF8

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