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Change the default Apache character set

By default, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 sets the default character set in Apache to UTF-8. Your specific web application may need for the character set to be set to a different value, and the change can be made fairly easily. Here’s an example where the character set is changed to ISO-8859-1:

First, adjust the AddDefaultCharset directive in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:

#AddDefaultCharset UTF-8

AddDefaultCharset ISO-8859-1

Then, reload Apache and check your headers:

# /etc/init.d/httpd reload

# curl -I localhost

HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden

Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 22:18:14 GMT

Server: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)

Accept-Ranges: bytes

Content-Length: 3985

Connection: close

Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1

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