Re: Accidental à in html ... how?

Subject: Re: Accidental à in html ... how?
From: Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 07:10:37 -0500

Thank you Lauren for educating us.

Bobbi

On Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 7:59 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

> On 12/11/2015 5:55 AM, Sean Brierley wrote:
>
>> Oh, I just want to identify what causes that random interaction.
>>
>
> It is not random; it is specific to encoding. You can learn more at the
> two links that follow. I describe your problem and exactly what is
> happening in this post.
>
> http://www.w3.org/International/articles/definitions-characters/
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3593024/html-character-entities-and-character-encoding-set
>
> I mean, I can resolve this (search and replace), but am stuck on the "why"
>> of it all.
>>
>
> As I said, when Word encounters a code it does not recognize, it spits out
> Ã. That is the clearest "why" I can offer.
>
> Specific to your case, you have encoding confusion between two charsets,
> likely between Mac and Microsoft.
>
> Microsoft uses the Windows 1252 (Latin I) charset.
> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/cc305145
>
> Mac uses "Appleâs proprietary MacRoman character set."
> http://www.alanwood.net/demos/macroman.html
>
> The Mac number for à is 174 while the unicode number is 198. In Microsoft,
> 174 (alt+0174) produces  and 198 produces Ã. In both Mac and unicode 169
> produces Â.  is 168 in Mac and 174 in Unicode, so MS produces  for 168
> and  for 174.
>
> My description above of your problem is an exact match to something you
> said in this thread.
>
> On 12/10/2015 11:03 AM, Sean Brierley wrote:
>
>> 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).
>>
>
> What you are doing that has been discussed several times in this thread is
> copying from an application that uses one charset to an application that
> has a similar but different charset. You need to use the same charset
> between applications or use the same operating system for all edits to
> avoid this issue.
>
> Lauren
>
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References:
Re: Accidental à in html ... how?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Accidental à in html ... how?: From: Sean Brierley
Re: Accidental à in html ... how?: From: Lauren

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