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  • SSTN
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    Spaces appear as characters Link to this post

    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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  • dompie
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    Re: Spaces appear as characters Link to this post

    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.

  • Willr
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    Re: Spaces appear as characters Link to this post

    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

  • SSTN
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    Re: Spaces appear as characters Link to this post

    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?

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