Encoding issue for a textbox. RRS feed

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  • I am developing website, and I need to allow for a user to input Chinese characters in textbox. So I need to ensure that I can accept the text encoded as UTF-8 via JavaScript . For testing purposes, I have an alert box being popped up with the text I enter every time a search is done, and when some Chinese text is entered in, I get 'undefined' returned. With English the word I entered is returned back, as expected. How can I ensure that text in the textbox is encoded with UTF-8?
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:35 AM

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  • Is this ASP.NET?

    If it is you would be better to post in that forum (or a moderator could move this post).

    In general though, textboxes are always going to be Unicode (full Unicode16) anyway. And when that data is transmitted back via a webpage or whatever it should get encoded as UTF-8 (I believe). But this may depend on your web page encoding etc.

    So it would be helpful if you showed some code to demonstrate your problem. It could just be your debug/alert box that's actually in error.

    • Edited by RJP1973 Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:26 AM
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:26 AM
  • Hi ,

    Since you don't post code here. Here are my suggestions.

    Please Make sure of the following:

    • Your HTML and JS documents are UTF-8 encoded.
    • You are sending a Content-type header with appropriate (UTF-8) value for both your HTML and JS files.
    • The meta tag charset defined in your HTML is also, appropriately, UTF-8.
    • Avoid using the built-in escape method; it is not UTF-8 aware.

    Have a nice day!


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    Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:32 AM