Re: Accidental à in html ... how?

Subject: Re: Accidental à in html ... how?
From: Sean Brierley <sean -dot- brierley -at- gerbertechnology -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:03:37 -0500

Thanks all.

I cannot reproduce the error, but looks like a character set issue.

The origin is Word. So, that's copy-and-pasted into a text editor. The
result has the AE character instead of the (r). I just can't figure out
why, and the author claims to be using Text Wrangler, which should do this
just fine (I tested -- I even tested with evil TextEdit).

So, why this is happening remains a mystery.

Cheers,

Sean



On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 2:05 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> What is the raw HTML for the problem characters?
>
> Â is &reg; &#174; or &#x00AE;
>
> The à ligature is &AElig; &#198; or &#xe6;
>
> If the HTML is correct, the charset for the page might be wrong.
>
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 7:17 AM, Sean Brierley
> <sean -dot- brierley -at- gerbertechnology -dot- com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I got some HTML that has à in place of registered trademark symbols.
> >
> > I tested saving from Word and a variety of copy-paste-into-text editor
> > scenarios, but can't figure out how this happened.
> >
> > I want to help the original author fix their process so à does not show
> up
> > in their html text. Anyone have any ideas how they did this? (No, there
> is
> > no Norwegian or foreign language involved, it's all American English.)
>
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