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I'm a newbie to linux, and I got stuck up with what I believe is a font encoding problem. I have SuSe 8.1 distribution bought in Germany and I live in eastern Europe. I was recently trying to do a very basic (my first) web site and I decided to use KWrite editor in order to learn the basic HTML coding. For my site I need Croatian letters (ISO-8895-2 encoding) so I put on the start the HTML code to display our special characters correctly on the browser. Nevertheless, when I entered some of these letters in my KWrite document simply by pressing them on the keyboard, Mozilla did not display them correctly but put ? or some funny signs instead. I did the same thing under Windows (to check whether I was using the right HTML code) using WordPad and it worked fine on both mozilla and internet explorer. Then I opened the document typed in WordPad under Linux (KWrite again) and instead of Croatian letters it had funny characters again. I tried to change encoding in Kwrite but I couldn't find the option so I changed it globally, in KDE Control Center. Nothing happended, it still looks funny. My keyboard has been set to Croatian under Linux by Sax and otherwise works fine.