Does anyone know of a character set that allows the usage of German characters as well as the Cyrillic alphabet? I am creating a translation site for German, English and Bulgarian, I'm using windows-1251 character set, which is fine for most things, except I can't use umlauts.
I just tried using UTF-8 it and it doesn't work. Any umlauts I use are replaced with '?'. It also changes my Cyrillic to ?. From reading that site Unicode should work, though I don't know exactly what to do to make it work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If you use Unicode, you don't have to use things like "ä", you can just write "ä". The same should happen to cyrillic texts. I tried this "Ж" (I took it from the character panel in WinXP), and it seems to work fine.
If you have changed your character set to "UTF-8", all Unicode characters will work. Or does your server change the character set in any way? You could look in your browser (the german menu entries are "Ansicht->Codierung") which code your system uses.