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How to get French character set to appear ?

I am using Foundation 5 for a website - http://picsofcanada.com/bvilleqc.html. It works very nicely excepto for one thing - I cannot get French characters to appear properly.
Currently I get for the following:
Boucherville est une ville dans la région de la Montérégie au Québec, Canada.
this appearing on the web page:
Boucherville est une ville dans la r�gion de la Mont�r�gie au Qu�bec, Canada.

Any insights on how to make sure French Latin characters appear properly in Foundation?

Boche

FoundatiotypographyFrench Latin Character

I am using Foundation 5 for a website - http://picsofcanada.com/bvilleqc.html. It works very nicely excepto for one thing - I cannot get French characters to appear properly.
Currently I get for the following:
Boucherville est une ville dans la région de la Montérégie au Québec, Canada.
this appearing on the web page:
Boucherville est une ville dans la r�gion de la Mont�r�gie au Qu�bec, Canada.

Any insights on how to make sure French Latin characters appear properly in Foundation?

Boche
E B almost 5 years ago

There are two ways you can address it (http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/bylanguage/french.html)

individual character replacements

 ``` <p> Boucherville est une ville dans la r&eacute;gion de la Mont&eacute;r&eacute;gie au Qu&eacute;bec, Canada. </p>



or in the head of your website: use one of the language codes: fr , fr-FR (Parisian French/France), fr-CA (Canadian French), fr-BE (Belgian French). I imagine you're using unicode (utf-8). I haven't done this, and looking at view-source:http://www.sncf.com/ they put lang="fr" in the html tag. 


```HTML 
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=fr ">

Jacques Surveyer almost 5 years ago

Merci bien - the META solution works like a charm. Despite living in Canada I could not find where to put the character code information. I am going to do a thorough review of META tag.

Radwan Grewaty almost 5 years ago

Thanks a lot ... finally I find the resolution.