why am I getting corrupt words like �re and don�t on web pages and emails

#1
For many months now, in fact since I installed windows 7 last year.
On numerous occasions I get these sort of symbols (as above) embedded in emails or webpages.
Any suggestions on how to get sort the problem out would be welcome.

Len P.
 


#3
I've tried it on Thunderbird first and now have "team’s" instead of
don�t.

Just about to change Firefox.

Len P.
 


#4
Looks like Firefox was already ISO-8859-1

Len P.
 


#5
I've tried it on Thunderbird first and now have "team’s" instead of
don�t.
Exactly, that means you are on the right track, try Unicode as well as other formats until it shows right.
 


#6
Firefox keeps defaulting to UTF-8.

Len P.
 


#7
When I am on this forum it is in ISO-88859-1, as soon as I click on the Firefox home button it reverts to UTF-8.

Len P.
 


#8
It might remember individual settings for each page.
 


#9
It looks like UTF-8 is the answer for the U.K. (well my part of it anyway)

Thanks very much for your help in cracking the problem.

Len P.
 


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