Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88964
AddDefaultCharset has wrong default value
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:05 EDT
Description of problem:
Apache as distributed in redhat 9 has the parameter AddDefaultCharset set to
iso-8859-1. This is strange because the system default charset is UTF-8, which
means that if I open a text/html or text/plain file with a text editor and add
some non-ascii characters they will appear broken to the client (except if I
rename the file .html.utf-8 or such) unless the file is first converted to
latin-1 by iconv or some other tool.
I'm all for having a AddDefaultCharset statement but please let it have thev
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit for example /var/www/error/noindex.html and add som non-ascii characters
using your favourite text editor
2. start up the httpd
3. access the page through any browser and watch your non-ascii characters
4. Try to fix the problem the ususal way, by adding a meta tag or an xml
declaration with no luck and fail
Yes, thanks for reporting this.
UTF-8 is now the default charset in httpd-2.0.45-4.