Bug 49387 - Unable to modify default charset setting to UTF-8 or Shift_JIS
Summary: Unable to modify default charset setting to UTF-8 or Shift_JIS
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Runtime Config (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.3
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 critical (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-06-03 18:35 UTC by nayyar.hitesh
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:09 UTC (History)
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Description nayyar.hitesh 2010-06-03 18:35:37 UTC

Apache web server uses ISO-8859-1 as default charset for sending all the responses, whereas as I want to use UTF-8 or shift_JIS as charset. I tried adding the parameter "AddDefaultCharset UTF-8" in httpd.conf file as well as .htaccess file (After modifying Allowoverride to value All), but still when I am accessing a page apache uses "ISO-8859-1" in response charset.
I am using the resources which are using "shift_JIS" encodings in the <meta> tags and apache is overriding the same with ISO-8859, that is why in the final page I am seeing junk characters and I have to change the encoding setting manually in the client browser to see proper text.
Comment 1 Eric Covener 2011-08-07 19:08:14 UTC
Need to see a config file, request, and response to determine if there's a bug.
Comment 2 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:33 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

As repeatedly announced, the Apache HTTP Server Project has discontinued all development and patch review of the 2.2.x series of releases. The final release 2.2.34 was published in July 2017, and no further evaluation of bug reports or security risks will be considered or published for 2.2.x releases. All reports older than 2.4.x have been updated to status RESOLVED/LATER; no further action is expected unless the report still applies to a current version of httpd.

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