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Special characters (9 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by Kath H
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Kath H Member

    Help please! I've made two test files to demonstrate the problem I'm having - special characters such as £ appear as themselves in my source code, which is correct with character encoding utf-8 as far as I know.

    After upload, those characters are changed to question marks in the source code viewed through Firefox, as weird little boxes via Safari.

    Of course they don't display correctly. I've tried uploading in automatic mode and also as Macbinary, and I've tried uploading to different webhosts.

    Here are my test pages (very small):

    http://www.k.howard.clara.net/test1.html

    http://www.k.howard.clara.net/test2.html

    Using Golive CS2. Is this a Fetch issue I wonder? I'm stumped.

    Thanks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Kath H Member

    Ah ha!!!!!!!! I uploaded as MacBinary III (my choices were Automatic, Text, Raw Data, MacBinary III, Bin Hex or AppleSingle).

    Then I went to http://www.k.howard.clara.net/test1.html and saw no difference.

    What I hadn't noticed was that Fetch hadn't replaced the old file, it had uploaded a new one:

    http://www.k.howard.clara.net/test1.html.bin

    If I put that into a browser, everything shows up correctly.

    However, I can hardly have that as the url of each page, .bin on the end. Browsers won't find the index page in folders, for a start - I assume.

    So, it might be time to delve into uploading via Golive.

    Anyone else found this problem in Fetch? Version 4.0.3 by the way.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Make sure that "Translate ISO Characters" is turned off in the Misc. section of Preferences (or try Fetch 5, which you can download from http://fetchsoftworks.com). Do you still see the problem then?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Kath H Member

    Thanks, that worked fine.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Kath H Member

    Hmm, I seem to have admin rights on this board - is that correct?

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    No, that shouldn't be the case. You can edit your own postings, but not those of others.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Kath H Member

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    No, that shouldn't be the case. You can edit your own postings, but not those of others.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Something is wrong then.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Kath H Member

    I see Close topic, Archive, Move, Delete at the bottom - maybe I'd just be told I'm not authorised, as when I tried to edit your post. I'm not used to boards where the buttons show up for operations I can't carry out.

    [This message has been edited by Kath H (edited 11-27-2005).]

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Yes, the Close topic, Archive/Move, and Delete topic buttons appear at the bottom of every thread, regardless of whether you have the privileges to use them or not. You'd get an error if you tried.

    Thanks for your concern and double-checking with us.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 11-28-2005).]

    Posted 8 years ago #

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