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Windows 7: All my browsers hack up some text

01 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 
All my browsers hack up some text

Noticed this before, all 3 browsers, IE, Chrome & Firefox always mangle some words. i.e. in one headline today there is "Texas A&M fires Sherman", when it should be "Texas A&M fires Sherman". Anybody else had this happen to them and if so did you find a solution. Tx


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01 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Next time links would be nice.

Regarding this particular case, judging by numerous google results we can safely assume that some news agency messed up that news headline and other websites, as usually, copied&pasted without thinking.
Your browsers are fine.

To confirm that create a test.txt file with this line in there:
Texas A&M fires Sherman
save it and rename to test.html
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02 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Interesting, this is what you wrote when I read it via my email "To confirm that create a test.txt file with this line in there: Texas A&M fires Sherman save it and rename to test.html" and this is how my browser displays it when viewing windows 7 forums. See attached thumbnail. Same error. (The link was Google.com under ESPN)


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02 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Of course, there will be that thing in my post, because it typed it as a text!
I think you misunderstood my instructions.
There is a file in archive in attachment. Please open test2.html file in any browser and post a screenshot of it.


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02 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

OK here is what I see, not following this at all


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02 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You weren't seeing garbled text - he really did type "Texas A&M fires Sherman" with an A, an ampersand, the letters "amp", a semicolon and a capital M.

What he wanted you to do is put that same text string into Notepad, save it as an HTML file and open the file in your browser - which would then correctly show "Texas A&M", thus proving that your browser is working correctly and it's the website's fault for putting the text up wrong.

(In fact, the character sequence & is HTML code for displaying an ampersand sign.)
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02 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

OK understand now. Who ever is typing this in, continues to do it quite often. Tx.
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02 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Thank you Corazon! That is exactly what I meant.

meebers, I was not sure. That is why I did not share my theory but wanted check your browser first.
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15 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Seeing these things more recently such as: (NY Times Top stories) copied and pasted.
Spain and Italy Show Europe‚€™s Problems Aren‚€™t Over
In First Speech, Kim Jong-un Affirms North Korea‚€™s Military Might
As shown in my browser FF:


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