View Full Version : symbol (GBP) not always displaying....

08-13-2008, 11:03 AM
Hi all, im developing a php management system but have some issues with (GBP) symbol not always showing. sometimes its the [] square type icon usually ofund when using a dodgy character somewhere.

im using <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> eveywhere. older pages i created seem to display fine but recently pages seem to struggle. the last one i just added another <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> above the problem area and it worked. this time i cannot seem to get it working.

how on earth can 2 pages using the same encoding display different things? both pages use the same php file for the encoding and whole head section!

v confused... any ideas? :confused:

08-13-2008, 11:10 AM
Try using
&pound; instead of
&#163;and if you need any more symbols, check this out.

08-13-2008, 05:57 PM
huh? i replied earier but looks like it didnt post...

thanks for the help mate. i was looking for a logical answer - but this will keep me going. didnt think to look at the ascii codes!