UTF-8 Encoding not working on Facebook or Ebay RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Since I formatted my Windows 8.1 (wanted to start fresh) the UTF-8 encoding for Spanish characteristics do not work for Facebook or Ebay.

    When I say Spanish characteristics, I mean these: áéíóúñ

    These are common in the Spanish language. I have a laptop with windows 8.1 aswell and does not have this problem.

    I've tried the following:

    - Restart IE in Internet options.

    - Reinstall IE. (Removing it from windows features, restarting, adding it back and restarting).

    - Changing the encoding on those websites (Right click, encoding, changing language)

    - Compatibility View.

    None have worked so far so I'm hoping you guys can help.


    Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:06 PM


  • Hi,

    Veiw>encoding>check "utf-8"

    Have you run windows update?

    also select the Optional updates for language packs and font updates.

    When asking questions about internet related issues please include full links to any web sites you are having issues with (copy and paste from your browser address bar).

    FB and Ebay contain content from third parties.

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    • Proposed as answer by Roger Lu Friday, August 22, 2014 9:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Monday, September 1, 2014 10:11 AM
    Friday, August 22, 2014 12:48 AM