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Page Encoding Issues

Generally speaking, if you try and add Unicode characters such as umlauts into templates, you may well come across display issues. This is easily fixable, but requires one of the following:

  • For the template cfm file to be saved in the correct encoding for the language being displayed
  • Or use of the cfprocessingdirective tag to set pageEncoding

Using cfprocessingdirective

<h1>Über uns</h1>
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Incorrect encoding example

<cfprocessingdirective pageEncoding="utf-8">
<h1>Über uns</h1>
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Correct encoding

Likewise, umlauts in routes would need for the config/routes.cfm file to have the correct encoding:

<cfprocessingdirective pageEncoding="utf-8">
        .get(name="about", pattern="/über-uns", to="pages##about")
        .root(to="wheels##wheels", method="get")

Using file encoding

If you're actively trying to avoid the use of cfprocessingdirective, you can resave the template or route file with UTF-8-BOM. Your local text editor should provide this facility; here's an example in Notepad++ (windows)

Localizing CFWheels Helpers

// Example using monthNames args in dateSelect()
Coming soon