Internet Explorer Incorrectly Represents the Euro Character as &#8364 Instead of 0x80

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SYMPTOMS
When you use a META tag to set the character encoding (character set), upon submission, the Euro character is incorrectly converted to its Unicode HyperText Markup Language (HTML) entity representation:
&#8364
RESOLUTION
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Internet Explorer 5.5 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date       Time   Version        Size       File name   ------------------------------------------------------   02-Jan-02  16:38  5.50.4913.200  2,752,272  Mshtml.dll				

WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, note that if the character set is set through the Content-Type HTTP header, the Euro character is correctly sent as its MS Latin-1 extension equivalent:
0x80
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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Article ID: 315699 - Last Review: 10/24/2013 09:14:02 - Revision: 2.10

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