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    Greek Letters in Explorer?

    I made a site for my fraternity and to use greek letters I use &Sigma &Phi &Epsilon and they show up as the letters in all browsers except for in IE they show up as the code. What do I need to do to fix it?

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    What type of encoding is being used? Link to said page?
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    Hello,

    For spacial and foreign characters you should use Unicode for encoding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindowsHosting View Post
    For spacial and foreign characters you should use Unicode for encoding.
    Unicode is a character repertoire, not an encoding. HTML and XML use ISO/IEC 10646, which is virtually the same as Unicode, as the character repertoire.

    The best encoding to use if you want to be able to represent non-Latin characters literally is UTF-8.
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    Named entities are unreliable, since some browsers don't support all of them. It's safer to use numeric character references instead, if you can't use an encoding that lets you use the literal characters.

    So instead of Σ use Σ,
    instead of Φ use Φ and
    instead of Ε use Ε.
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