Our mastering of the dark arts of UTF-8, ensures your website reads just the way you were expecting, with no unexpected and unwanted characters creaping in. So you'll never suffer from Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn turning into Iñtërnâtiônà lizætiøn.

Reliable European Character Set Support

The Lucid CMS can handle all European character sets without problem. So if you want to create a recipe website that specialises in soufflés, or to create a röck music site which will inevitably require the liberal use of ümlaüts, the webserver won't let you down.

Can't all CMSs do this?

You would think so. But if you search Google for the convoluted mash-up of European Characters Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn you will find thousands of results. You might be surprised by how well this string of gibberish is represented, but the reason it's been written about so often, is because it is a popular test string for establishing whether a system is capable of handling text with diacritic characters, e.g. characters with accents.

And it's not just obscure characters that can cause problems, anybody who has surfed the web regularly will have come across pages on websites (sometimes quite major sites) where question marks or other strange characters appear in the middle of words where you would expect to see an apostrophe. Or seen  appearing in front of £ signs.

In fact, one quick look around the web shows a proliferation of sites where the developers clearly aren't aware of the problem, (or know, or care about it - if they were aware of the problem, they certainly were unable to correct it).