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:

Chinese Web Page using UTF-8
Chinese Web Page using UTF-8

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.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 PHP Installation on Windows Systems

 Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

charset="*" - Encodings on Chinese Web Pages

 Chinese Character Set Encoding Options

 HTML Document Travel Path

Chinese Web Pages with UTF-8 Encoding

 Chinese Web Pages with GB18030 Encoding

 Chinese Web Pages with Big5 Encoding

 UTF-8 Encoding Pages with GB18030 Characters

 Chinese Characters in PHP String Literals

 Multibyte String Functions in UTF-8 Encoding

 Input Text Data from Web Forms

 Input Chinese Text Data from Web Forms

 MySQL - Installation on Windows

 MySQL - Connecting PHP to Database

 MySQL - Character Set and Encoding

 MySQL - Sending Non-ASCII Text to MySQL

 Retrieving Chinese Text from Database to Web Pages

 Input Chinese Text Data to MySQL Database

 Chinese Text Encoding Conversion and Corruptions

 Archived Tutorials

 References

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