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Markup Validation Service, Character Encoding error
Total Posts:  54
Joined:  2008-07-17

I’m running Magento in Denmark, in danish I’ve run into a problem the site can not pass validation test.

I get the following error:

Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 422 it contained one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as utf-8 (in other words, the bytes found are not valid values in the specified Character Encoding). Please check both the content of the file and the character encoding indication.

The error was: utf8 “\xE5” does not map to Unicode

I played around with the charset coding, nothing works, then i view source in my browser and copied it into a new html file, then i could validate it, just fine.

But the source code is completely the same. So I think it have to be SOMETHING behind the scenes, some file maybe, which is not saved correct in the right coding of something.

I also tried adding

AddDefaultCharset UTF-8
to the .htaccess.

The big problem is, that i am not sure how the searchengines will react, if the character encoding is wrong, maybe it will index it wrong.
The website looks just fine in the browser but when I test it in any spider view e. g. it makes funny characters!

Really hope anybody can help, this is really give grey hair.
Played a lot with it can not get it right.

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