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When you go to this website, it shows weird characters instead of Chinese characters in the Apache directory listing:


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Might be because your server is returning a 8-bit character set as reported by the response headers to be ISO-8859-1.

Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 08:52:58 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat)
Connection: close
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1

Chinese characters are multi-byte characters. Googling for "apache charset chinese" or similar yields a number of different methods to instruct Apache to return multi-byte characters.

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