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  • Started 8 years ago by JohnK
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • JohnK Member

    I'm new to this so the answer may be obvious, but help!

    Im using dreamweacver on an apple mac to create a weebsite. In dreamweaver, the punctuation is fine, but when I upload pages and view them in a browser, various odd characters have been inserted around any punctuation.

    Do I have to set particular upload format preferences? Or what can I do?
    Thanks for any help,
    John

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If you are using Fetch 4.0.3 you may want to uncheck the "Translate ISO characters" box in the Misc. section of Preferences. Let me know if that does not fix the problem.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • JohnK Member

    Jim
    I'm using 5.02 and there isn't such a box. So can't try that.
    John

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Could you post the URL of a page that shows this problem, so I could take a look?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • JohnK Member

    Mike
    Look at
    http://www.stanfordskiing.co.uk/Guests_comments.htm

    Here is the text copied from the HTML that I uploaded
    <span class="bodybold">Mike Brennan, February 2005. </span><span class="body">Back
    yesterday from Sylvana, and I feel moved to report on my outstanding enjoyment
    of the week …, of course, the snow was excellent, but what I’ll remember
    most was the attitude of the staff in resort … which I believe must reflect
    “management’s” philosophy. This was my third time at Sylvana, and it continues
    to impress me. Tom’s cooking is superb, the wine also, and much of it
    continued to be supplied throughout. The hard-working girls were bright
    and polite at all times, as was Adam, the manager, who has a gift for
    effortlessly smoothing evenings along in a wave of pleasant conversation,
    and no doubt alcohol distortion. He also coped with the accompanied guiding
    task with aplomb, and appeared to enjoy the whole process. Ian provided
    hospitality and conversation well beyond any call of duty, and managed
    to seem interested in all guests throughout, even remembering most names!!!
    We were all aware of how we were “just another group” in their busy season
    etc.etc, but were impressed by their efforts to conceal that from us.
    Very skilled at what they were doing, and a very rare find in our extensive
    collective experience.</span><span class="body"> </span>

    Thanks, John

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The problem is that you have some special characters (e.g. curly quotes) encoded using a Mac-specific character encoding. The correct thing to do is to encode those characters using HTML entities (for more information see http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/quotes-in-html.html ). I'm surprised that Dreamweaver did not do that for you automatically -- you might ask Macromedia support about that.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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