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Spaces appear as characters

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Community Member, 9 Posts

2 September 2010 at 1:18pm

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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Community Member, 88 Posts

2 September 2010 at 6:32pm

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.


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

2 September 2010 at 7:46pm

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


Community Member, 9 Posts

3 September 2010 at 12:31am

Edited: 03/09/2010 12:32am

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?