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

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  1. lenpatt

    lenpatt New Member

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    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.
     
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    #2 cybercore, Oct 8, 2010
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    I've tried it on Thunderbird first and now have "team’s" instead of
    don�t.

    Just about to change Firefox.

    Len P.
     
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    Looks like Firefox was already ISO-8859-1

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    Exactly, that means you are on the right track, try Unicode as well as other formats until it shows right.
     
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    Firefox keeps defaulting to UTF-8.

    Len P.
     
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    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.
     
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    It might remember individual settings for each page.
     
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    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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