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Spaces appear as characters


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2 September 2010 at 1:18pm Community Member, 9 Posts

I recently published a site, and some users were seeing the site as it was intended, and others were seeing all the spaces (;nbsp) as A's. I've attached a screenshot. What's going on?

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2 September 2010 at 6:32pm Community Member, 88 Posts

I would guess they have another default character set on their operating systems or something this way. So not all characters are displayed the way they are meant to.


2 September 2010 at 7:46pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Looks like you copied that content perhaps from word in ISO-8859-1 format rather than UTF-8? Maybe try repasting the content into a UTF-8 file (with notepad say) then pasting it back into tinymce


3 September 2010 at 12:31am (Last edited: 3 September 2010 12:32am), Community Member, 9 Posts

Okay, I was thinking along the lines of encoding.
So, I changed the collation on my db to utf8_unicode. Exported all data. Imported again.
Added "AddDefaultCharset ISO-8859-1" to my htaccess file. (suggested by my host)

Seems to have fixed some other issues I was battling with, but I can't recreate this problem to know if it's solved. How can I test to see what some of these other people are seeing?