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Windows 7: funky characters

06 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7
funky characters

I'm getting some strange characters when certain web pages load. Mostly, they're in place of punctuation and look like a little diamond with a tiny question mark in the middle.

I know this has to do with the character encoding, and I found the list from which I can choose my default, but the problem is, I'm not sure what the default should be.

This is one of the pages it shows up on:
Elegant Victorian Inn nestled on a hill top in Ohios Amish Country

Experience an extraordinary Ohio�s Amish Country Getaway at The Inn at Amish Door.

See what I'm talking about in the word Ohio's?

It doesn't happen on all pages, just sometimes.

Help? Anyone have any advice?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

the page looks fine to me but ... they're in your system spec box <<Monitor(s) Displays 17.0�? Diagonal WXGA+>>

What browser are you using?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

The page looks fine to me...I'm using Opera with iso-8859-1 US English.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Jan 2010   #4

windows 7

Wish, those specs are old. I just got a new computer and should change them. Thanx for the reminder.

Till they are updated, these are my new specs:

HP Official Store &mdash; Buy the HP G71-340us Notebook PC, Black and Silver direct from HP

Seeker, I tried your settings, but they didn't work for me, either. How frustrating.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #5

windows 7

Oh, and Wish, I'm using Firefox 3.0.16.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate

This should help
sorry couldn't help it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

LOL I like that Zay

... Try updating FF. latest version is; 3.5.7

have you viewed the page in IE to see if its a browser issue or something else?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2010   #8

windows 7

I did just check the page in IE, and it was fie. Weird. Must be a FF setting. I seem to remember changing this once before on my last computer, but for the life of me, I don't know how. Wish, I will definitely download the latest update to FF, though it just went through a series of updates automatically a few days ago, and the version above is the one that I ended up with. I'll have to go to directly to the site instead of relying on the auto updates. Thanx.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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