UTF-8 allows for the proper display of a number of special characters, and is also essential for multilingual characters.
We recommend using UTF-8 output for all of your websites, including LiveCode-powered websites.
To display UTF-8 output using LiveCode Server, simply insert a
put header line at the very top of your
.lc file that appends the charset of UTF-8 to the
Content-Type HTTP header.
Here’s an example of how this works:
<?lc put header "Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8" ?>
put "<p>Powered by LiveCode" && the version & "</p>"
This simple method allows you to include multilingual characters as-is in both the HTML and LiveCode-parsed portions of the file.
Remember to save your
.lc file in UTF-8 format. Most modern text editors support this format, often by default.
Should you run into any issues or require further assistance, feel free to open a Client Care ticket via the Client Lounge, and we would be happy to assist.