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IE, UTF-8 and select tags

Hey folks,

Here's a weird one for you:



In Firefox, both the characters at A and B will display correctly.
In Internet Explorer (tested in 7 and 8), B will display correctly while A displays as a box "WTF-is-this-character" character.

Any ideas on how to force IE to render UTF-8 characters correctly inside a tag?


- Michael


  • ContinuitiesContinuities Posts: 2Member
    In case anyone is interested, I have solved it.

    Turns out that IE only half-supports Chinese characters unless you specifically install support for East Asian languages into Windows. Apparently it takes a different font to render characters within elements than it does to simply render them to the body. Those special fonts are not installed in Windows by default. Go figure.
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