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Forum technical problems - apostrophes

Postby ohiocamper » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:52 am

I have this little problem. Actually, I have lots of little problems. :DOH2: But I'll only talk about one today.

I hope it is in my browser settings, but I cannot figure it out. I attached a screen shot of some text on this forum, and you can see that every time there is an apostrophe I get weird symbols. I don't know what the deal is. I'm not a dummy about this stuff, but I'm stumped on this one. Anyone happen to know what's wrong? It's not a big deal, but it is just annoying.
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Re: Forum technical problems - apostrophes

Postby jstrubberg » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:17 pm

It's the font you are using in your browser. I have the same issue when I convert ebooks from one format to another. Symbols that are missing from one font set or the other get substitutions like the one you are showing.
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Re: Forum technical problems - apostrophes

Postby ohiocamper » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:40 pm

That seems likely, but changing the font does nothing (even after clearing cache). The strange thing is that some of them show up correctly, and some like the photo above. This is true of apostrophes, quotation marks, ampersands, and some other punctuations. I've tried a list of different browser font settings, to no avail. The results are the same in both Firefox 11 and IE 9.

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Re: Forum technical problems - apostrophes

Postby mikeschn » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:31 pm

What browser are you using and what is the font set to?

Have you tried a different browser yet, like Chrome, Firefox or Opera?

Here are some quotes, apostrophes and ampersands!

" " " ' ' ' & & &

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Re: Forum technical problems - apostrophes

Postby Aaron Coffee » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:00 pm

I get the same thing at times.
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Re: Forum technical problems - apostrophes

Postby ohiocamper » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:07 am

Mike wrote:Have you tried a different browser yet, like Chrome, Firefox or Opera?


Ohiocamper wrote:I've tried a list of different browser font settings, to no avail. The results are the same in both Firefox 11 and IE 9.


The characters you just typed, Mike, are showing fine. Very confusing.
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Re: Forum technical problems - apostrophes

Postby Forrest747 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:10 pm

Specifically, it happens when text is being stored as UTF-8, but for some reason, the program displaying the text thinks it's being stored as Latin-1 (or something similar). One thing that can cause this is if the server is misconfigured. The page itself correctly claims to be encoded in UTF-8 (look at the first line of the source), but the server claims that it's encoded in Latin-1. It seems that in a situation where the page and server conflict, browsers trust the server, which in this case is the one that's wrong.
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Re: Forum technical problems - apostrophes

Postby Tumbleweed_Tex » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:58 pm

What I'm seeing is those funny characters in the first line of most of my old posts, then the rest of the post is missing altogether.
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Re: Forum technical problems - apostrophes

Postby mikeschn » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:38 pm

When you find a post that has those funny characters.

It may be a conversion error from the shared server to the dedicated server.

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