Submitted by : simon at: 2003-10-26T21:32:04+00:00 (17 years ago)
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I have a zwiki set up here: Some of the content is in kannada(UTF-8 encoding). While I can see the content in kannada on any browser, while someone edit's it, he sees some hex values. You can try it here: My guess is zwiki is not treating it as UTF-8.

doesn't work that well for me --SimonMichael, 2003/06/06 08:21 GMT
Using latest mozilla firebird, character coding UTF-8, MS arial font, I see:


and in the editform:


What do you have that lets you see kannada ?

also --SimonMichael, 2003/06/06 08:23 GMT
Note the's zwiki version is very out of date. I would test it on this wiki first.

... --2003/06/06 09:24 GMT
the font is available here: & a xkb keymap comes with any recent linux distro or is available on our site. winxp includes both the fonts & keymap. I will test it here: ಕನ್ನಡ. As you can see it doesn't work.

cf this url --SimonMichael, 2003/06/06 09:45 GMT

half the problem solved --2003/06/06 15:34 GMT
One more problem in the zwiki on was, once you typed something afresh, it was being converted to iso-8859-1 instead of utf-8. I had to write it in gedit and then paste the text. Now, here that problem is not there. I can type in utf-8 & it gets displayed as utf-8. However, when I edit it, it gets converted to utf-8.

stdtext utf-8 --2003/06/06 18:21 GMT
look there for having stdtext utf-8 aware:

try RST ? --SimonMichael, 2003/06/09 08:31 GMT
So, any idea what piece of software was doing the wrong thing in "half the problem solved" ? The browser ? Zwiki ? Structured Text ? It occurs to me that RST (reStructured Text) might work better.

PS --SimonMichael, 2003/06/09 08:36 GMT
something is converting these characters to html entities, I can't quite see what at the moment.

... --2003/06/09 17:10 GMT
Definetly not the browser


oh --SimonMichael, 2003/07/23 20:10 GMT reply
well I see it now.. clearly it's Zwiki doing it, because that's what it used to do. The ancient version running on freezope simply can't do what you want, you'll have to get them to upgrade.

So, should I close this issue ? Or are there still some problems with UTF-8 ? If so, please demonstrate here, I'd like to get this all working in 0.21 if possible.

property change --SimonMichael, 2003/07/23 20:11 GMT reply
Status: open => pending

property change --SimonMichael, 2003/08/01 20:14 GMT reply
Status: pending => closed