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I have a large number of files that were created on cfstudio or maybe Homesite back in the cf4.5 days. Needless to say, the encoding is ANSI. If I want to make the entire site utf-8 encoded, do I need to change the encoding for each page (by opening and re-saving with utf-8 encoding)? Or can I set the cht = UTF-8 in the meta tags ? Sorry if this is a basic question; kinda new to this I18N stuff....

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    Default ansi encoding on old files

    I have a large number of files that were created on cfstudio or maybe Homesite
    back in the cf4.5 days. Needless to say, the encoding is ANSI. If I want to
    make the entire site utf-8 encoded, do I need to change the encoding for each
    page (by opening and re-saving with utf-8 encoding)? Or can I set the cht
    = UTF-8 in the meta tags ? Sorry if this is a basic question; kinda new to
    this I18N stuff.

    The Guest

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    Default Re: ansi encoding on old files

    see http://www.melody-soft.com/html/unifier.html.

    btw there's quite a bit more to making your apps i18n than just the encoding (though that's a good start).
    PaulH Guest

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    Default Re: ansi encoding on old files

    thanks Paul. Yes, I realize this isn't the end of it all, but its a step.
    Three questions...

    Do all pages (even non-display pages) need the <cfprocessingdirective
    pageencoding="utf-8">?
    The program you linked to doesn't state that it converts .cfm pages. Do you
    experience that it does? If I convert an asni encoded page to utf-8, then it
    gets opened into Homesite (or old cfstudio), does the encoding get set back to
    ansi?


    The Guest

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    Default Re: ansi encoding on old files

    1) yes, it's a good idea.
    2) yes, keep your wits about you though.
    3) not if you add a BOM, whch in studio looks like ?? as the first 3 chars in
    your file. don't remove these or use studio's own encoding functions

    PaulH Guest

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