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Windows 7: Suddenly, wrong characters

23 Jan 2016   #1
Clairvaux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
 
 
Suddenly, wrong characters

Wrong characters have just sprouted in some places. Things like é instead of , for instance.

I've spotted them in two places only : comments included in Properties of Macrium Reflect backup files, and one blog I follow regularly through Firefox.

That's the reason I suspect it's Windows-related and not a Macrium problem. It happened suddenly with no obvious trigger beforehand. It's the sort of bad transcription which often happens in emails.

Now the same blog displays correctly again. Any ideas ?


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23 Jan 2016   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If you had KB3102429 installed, try uninstalling it.
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23 Jan 2016   #3
Clairvaux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
 
 

UsernameIssues,

I hid that one, and no, it's not installed.
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23 Jan 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Maybe try toggling "Allow pages to choose their own fonts" settings in FF Options. Exit the settings window and refresh the page to see if it makes any difference.
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23 Jan 2016   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

[QUOTE=Clairvaux;3206541]I suspect it's Windows-related and not a Macrium problem./QUOTE]

You can see if you get the same issue with websites using Cyberfox:

Cyberfox AMD Optimized 64bit:

https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/cy...d-version-x64/

If you want to test - get the portable version and run it. It uses it's own profile so does not screw up your current Fifrefox profile by sharing it unlike some other Firefox variants.
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23 Jan 2016   #6
Clairvaux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
 
 

Callender,

I tried the FF option on and off, and it did not make any difference (it was ticked, originally).

I'm aware though that my request is a bit elusive, since the Firefox problem disappeared by itself, so I can't cure it... unless it reappears. So I'm left with the Macrium problem. I do daily backups, so I'll see whether the next one will have the same defect.
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23 Jan 2016   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Another possibility:

Check Control Panel> Region and Language> Administrative> Change System Locale

Check the current setting and that is correct for your region.
Suddenly, wrong characters-control-panel.jpg


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23 Jan 2016   #8
Clairvaux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
 
 

I checked : the System Locale is French, as it should be...
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23 Jan 2016   #9
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for checking. I'm out of ideas. You could try clearing font cache using Ccleaner if you have it installed. Optionally you can stop the Windows Font Cache service beforehand and start it again once Ccleaner finishes it's run.
Suddenly, wrong characters-font-cache.jpg


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23 Jan 2016   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What do you use to add comments to files? Possibly the problem lies there?
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