In general the more recent the version of Dreamweaver, the later a version of the Unicode standard is supported. However, most recent versions of Dreamweaver for Windows and Macintosh from Adobe work well with Unicode text. Instructions are current up to Adobe Dreamweaver CS4.
Note: Macintosh versions of Dreamwever before Dreamweaver MX 2004 (Macromedia) could not recognize all the Unicode based keyboards.
In the most recent versions of Dreamweaver, particularly those released by Adobe, the default encoding has been set to utf-8 (Unicode).
In earlier versions, the default encoding may be "iso-8859-1" (Latin -1), but the developer had the option of changing the encoding to Unicode. See the Change Page and Default Encoding section below for more information
You can insert special characters into Dreamweaver by typing them in directly or by going to Insert » HTML » Special Characters. However, only a limited set of characters are available in this tool.
For most scripts, you can type directly into Dreamweaver by switching your keyboards. Keyboards for any scripts you wish to use must first be installed and activated. See the Keyboards section for more details on how to activate keyboards. Supported keyboards include the Windows U.S. International Keyboard and the OS X Extended keyboard codes.
If switching keyboards does not work, then open the code view and make sure the encoding meta
tag is set correctly.
Note: There may be additional issues with some less supported scripts, including lack of an appropriate encoded font for those characters. See the By Language section for recommended fonts for different scripts.
In the most recent versions of Dreamweaver, the default encoding has been set to "utf-8" (Unicode), but in earlier versions the encoding was "iso-8859-1" (Latin 1). To change the default encoding for new HTML documents do the following:
You will probably need access to the HTML code view to accomplish this efficiently.
Note: Most modern browsers automatically switch fonts if the default font does not contain the appropriate character. However, if you wish to exercise more formatting control, you can do so in the Page Editor Options. See tips for selecting Web fonts for more information on selecting appropriate fonts.
To add to the list of possible font options to be used in CSS font formatting:
Another way to work with Dreamweaver is to open an encoded text file, copy and paste text and then add the formatting or style tags as needed.
These text editors allow you to easily type encoded text then export them as properly encoded HTML or text files.
If you use this option, try to use only minimal formatting in the text editor then add formatting within Dreamweaver.
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
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Last Modified: Wednesday, 19-Dec-2012 16:53:21 EST