German Umlaut is not rendered correctly in Quick Search

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When typing a German Umlaut (like höher) in Quick Search,  the umlaut character is translated to another symbol, for example: h�her

See sample screen shot:


  • Temporarily enable Plugin Safe Mode and see if it makes any difference. This will disabled all user-installed plugins at once. So if the issue does not occur again, it is caused by one of the third-party plugins installed. This may need to be done during non-peak hours as disabling third-party plugins would cause users unable to perform some operations provided by those plugins. Once the test has been carried out, disable this mode.

  • Check on the followings against your Confluence setting and see if it is already set to utf-8 or otherwise:


This is caused by RefinedWiki Theme 


Upgrade the plugin to the latest version that is compatible with your Confluence version. If problem remains, disable/uninstall Refined Wiki Theme and contact the plugin author for further assistance at:

Last modified on Nov 15, 2018

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