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What's with the symbols? (2 posts)
- Started 8 years ago by Webclueless
- Latest reply 8 years ago from Jim Matthews
I am brand new to ftp'ing and putting files on a server. Somehow I managed to make my index page and a link work, but I've noticed that everywhere I had an apostrophe or quote mark in my original word document, it appears as a strange symbol on the webpage. I have a G4 and am running OS X10.3.8. Please help!!!
Jim Matthews Administrator
Web pages are encoded in HTML, and the HTML language definition says that special characters have to be encoded as HTML "entities". I would think that Word would do the proper translation (from curly quotes and apostrophes to HTML entities) when you save your document as HTML, but it sounds like it didn't. I would look in Word's help and/or contact Microsoft. If that does not help post the URL of the web page and I will see what I can figure out.
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