Please help: problem with Netscape 6.x

From: Magda Danish (Unicode) (
Date: Fri May 24 2002 - 09:42:23 EDT

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        Date/Time: Fri May 24 04:02:24 EDT 2002
        Report Type: General question
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        I'm developing an internet application for user to input multi-lingual data. It works fine using internet explorer
        5.x and above. However, it does not work for Netscape even for version 6.x.
        1. All my web pages are set the charset to UTF-8.
        <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
        2. My database is set to accept UTF-8 or Unicode characters.
        3. My browser encoding selects UTF-8.
        IE 5.x: View > Encoding > Auto-Select or Unicode (UTF-8).
        Netscape 6.x: View > Character Coding > Auto-Detect > Auto-Detect (All) or Unicode (UTF-8).
        Problem description (in netscape):
        When I retrieved data (in format such as &#x3B1; - my non-english data is stored in the database in this
        form) from my database and displayed in a page - they displayed correctly. I proceeded to edit some fields,
        leaving other fields as they were (even for multi-lingual data). When I posted the data, and navigate to the
        next page, the non-english fields appeared as '?'. I'd spent days trying to figure out the problem, but to no
        avail. I'm really at my wit- end and really need any help you can offer.
        I'd got to know your email address while surfing the net for solution and saw your articles on the net. Hope
        that you really can help.
        Geok Hu
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