"Your server cannot support the language that my web
page is written in."
We sometimes get requests from clients, asking us to
install a certain language in our server so that their web page can be
Take for example, their web page might contain Chinese
characters. But after they uploaded the web page to the server, the web
page cannot display the Chinese characters properly.
A possible cause is that the web page has been uploaded
in ASCII mode. If the web page is uploaded in BINARY mode, the web page
should display properly.
Web pages containing characters like Chinese characters
need to use "double-byte" characters. A single byte character is not
enough to display all the characters available in the Chinese language,
for example. Thus, a double-byte character is needed. (English has 26
letters, upper case, lower case, numbers, and a number of symbols and
punctuations. Chinese for example, has thousands of characters.)
Double-byte characters will be "lost" when they are transferred in ASCII
The above is just a very simplified explanation. A full
description of how different language characters are being displayed is
beyond the scope of this article.
Last but not least, whether a different language can (or
cannot) be displayed also depends on the visitor's computer. If the
visitor did not install certain "Language Packs" in his/her computer,
his/her computer will not be able to display the characters of different
Can your computer display the characters below? If yes,
most probably, your computer already has the needed language pack
הכללים המופיעים ברשיונות השונים ואין בה כדי למצות את כל כללי הרישוי.
השתדלנו לכלול את כללי הרישוי העיקריים, אשר לגביהם פנו אלינו
If you can't see the above, it means that your computer
is not installed with the necessary language pack to display those
characters. For the benefit of those whose computer cannot display those
characters, we did a screen capture and put it below. It's Japanese and