|07-19-2011, 08:52 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Apostrophes replaced by weirds chars in Steve's post
I'm getting "â€™" instead of apostrophes in this Steve's article
How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)
I can see apostrophes in other articles, but not in this one. I tried changing the encoding to automatic, to utf-8, and some other most common ones, but the problem persists.
Does everybody else see the weird characters in the article or is it just me?
How can I fix it?
Last edited by Johnny Metal; 07-19-2011 at 11:46 PM.
|07-20-2011, 03:00 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Down the infinite rabbit hole
That's a formatting error. It happens when something is typed in one program and then copied and pasted to another. Some programs don't do this (Notepad, for example) and some do (Word certainly does). I don't know what Steve uses or used to write his posts, but it seems that he writes them offline and then copies and pastes (this is good practice, of course, because you retain a copy and you can do all your writing and editing offline at your leisure and upload or copy and paste when you're ready).
|07-24-2011, 08:20 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Berlin, Germany
The problem seems to have been caused by a WordPress update that Steve installed. Now it's fixed and this article should display correctly.
In case there still an article with weird characters, please post a link in this thread.
|07-25-2011, 01:59 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Before I post anything to my blog. I copy it all into MS Word, highlight all and then press the "Normal" formatting button (Word 2010). This should clear any weird formats or styles that may have been copied into the document.
Hope this may help.
|08-15-2011, 02:15 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
"That's a formatting error. It happens when something is typed in one program and then copied and pasted to another. Some programs don't do this (Notepad, for example) and some do (Word certainly does)."
I've been confused about this too.
Can one avoid such problems by always using a text-only program like Notepad [Windows] or gedit [Linux]? Or if using a full-featured word-processing pgm, to always save as text?
While word-proc pgms might have unique file/format features, I understand that text is the "universal" format--is this correct? Or can problems still arise from different encodings?
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