zii.widgets.CMenu with accented characters

I’m just starting with yii for the first time and i’m having problems with the char-set, I believe.

Pretty much all my sites are in French and naturally have many accented characters such as é or é.

The problem is that any item I add to a CMenu with an accented character doesn’t display at all. Can someone point me in the direction of a tutorial or something where I can learn some more about where and how to set char-sets for a Yii webapp? The main.php layout view is encoded as utf8 and the db is also encoded utf8.

Any help would be appreciated.


What about your connection? Is it also using UTF-8?

Have a look at this for more info: How to setup unicode in Yii