Chinese Web Sites Using PHP - v2.21, by Dr. Herong Yang
Chinese Web Pages with UTF-8 Encoding
This section describes how to create a Chinese HTML document in UTF-8 encoding and publish it on the Apache server.
As I mentioned before, if you have a static HTML document that has Chinese characters, you should enter those Chinese characters with UTF-8 encoding and set the "charset" attribute to "utf-8". Here is a simple test I did on my local system:
1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad.
2. In Notepad, enter the following HTML document:
<html> <!-- Hello-UTF-8.html #- Copyright (c) HerongYang.com. All Rights Reserved. --> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/> <body> <b>Chinese characters in UTF-8</b><br/> Simplified characters: 简体中文网页<br/> Traditional characters: 繁體中文網頁<br/> </body> </html>
Note that I used some Chinese character input add-on tools to enter Chinese characters.
3. Select menu File > Save as. Enter the file name as Hello-UTF-8.html. Select "UTF-8" in the Encoding field and click the Save button.
4. Copy Hello-UTF-8.html to \local\apache\htdocs.
5. Now run Internet Explorer (IE) with http://localhost/Hello-UTF-8.html. You should see Chinese characters displayed correctly:
This proves that the editor: notepad, the Web server: Apache, and the Web browser: IE, all worked correctly with Chinese characters in UTF-8 encoding.
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