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Re: Problem with Text in HTML

  • Subject: Re: Problem with Text in HTML
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 09:44:51 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.html
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <YtUbg.7811$S7.4508@news-server.bigpond.net.au> <JzVbg.3451$V13.1952@reader1.news.jippii.net>
  • Reply-to: newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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__/ [ Jukka K. Korpela ] on Sunday 21 May 2006 09:32 \__

> Starman <iknowbutidontknow@xxxxxxxxx> scripsit:
>> Some how I'm getting the following inserted on my webpage between text
>> words:
>> ÂfÃfÂ,Ã,Â,ÃfÂfÂ
> Your newsreader does not declare the character encoding of your message, so
> US-ASCII is to be implied, making octet C2 (hexadecimal) undefined. So even
> this part of the problem (what you actually see) is unspecified.

It's a matter of bad editor, I believe (maybe not one which supports unicode
propertly), rather than a faulty newsreader.

> You haven't specified the URL, and you haven't told which authoring tool
> you are using. Don't expect useful answers before you specify them.

Give him/her a chance to post a followup...

>> What is causing this
> Well, the hell just froze over (Finland won the Eurovision contest), and I
> guess that explains pretty much everything.


>> and how do I fix it?
> Join us.
>> I tried deleting the characters, but everytime it seems to return.
> It's either your authoring tool, or a curse upon you. Normally I'd vote for
> the former, but now...
>> I never had this
>> problem before, but today it seemed to appear.
> Right. After all, the hell _just_ froze over.

Yes. Last night I put 2.5 spoons of sugar in my coffee, rather than just 2.

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