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In my profile page, all Chinese characters of About Me becomes ?.

But in the edit profile page, these Chinese characters are displayed ok.

Guess the character encoding is not set properly when displaying About Me.

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You could possibly try converting them to unicode html characters here. From the two characters in your username I got - 刘研 –  Lix Jul 16 '12 at 8:31
    
Looks like it's working now... Did you use the unicode representations? –  Lix Jul 16 '12 at 8:42
    
In the html source they aren't encoded as entities. –  CodesInChaos Jul 16 '12 at 8:47
    
@Lix, yes, I tried HTML entities, it works, Thanks! However, I wish I can input Chinese characters directly. –  LiuYan 刘研 Jul 16 '12 at 8:54
    
Interesting, I just did a whole sites profile update without using HTML entities, it seems working now. Does stackexchange staffs updated the code? –  LiuYan 刘研 Jul 16 '12 at 9:06
    
It is unlikely that a fix would be pushed within an hour of you reporting this issue... unlikely but not impossible... –  Lix Jul 16 '12 at 9:08
    
According current revision number rev 2012.7.15.3356, it seems that the code does not updated. When I regiestred, I tried many times to update profile, but Chinese characters displayed as ? in profile page even if it displayed ok in edit profile page. –  LiuYan 刘研 Jul 16 '12 at 9:34
    
I think this is due to some issue in your browser or a proxy between you and us. There is no reason Unicode characters would not display properly. –  Jeff Atwood Jul 16 '12 at 18:03
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Basically what Jeff said:

I think this is due to some issue in your browser or a proxy between you and us. There is no reason Unicode characters would not display properly.

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