Apache 2 for Redhat Linux:: Displaying Japanese correctly
After upgrading kukai from RH 7.1 to RH 8, all Japanese websites hosted on kukai showed problems when displaying Japanese characters. In short, I got “moji-bake”.
Apache2 has new directives for languages and encodings. One of which is DefaultEncoding. This is set to iso-8155-1 as the default, for English and Latin characters. You'd think changing this to Shift-JIS or EUC_JP would fix the problem, but it won't and it didn't.
What you do is turn it off completely, just comment out the line in the httpd.conf file.
This problem has been fixed in Apache 2.0.4