Re: Accidental à in html ... how?

Subject: Re: Accidental à in html ... how?
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:24:30 -0800

On 12/14/2015 1:01 PM, David Brostoff wrote:

On Dec 14, 2015, at 10:23 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:

I copied a  in Word for Mac, pasted it in TextWrangler, saved it,
emailed it to a Windows 7 box, and it appears as  in Windows.
What happens when you open the file in a Web browser?

When I do that (OS X 10.11.2), I get a character similar to the one the OP sees.

As I said, Mac uses à in the place of the unicode Â. Word can fix this in part because it uses an internal Unicode charset.

To reproduce the error, open a file in Mac that is saved in Word or anything not Mac and that has  saved in Unicode.

Just look at the charset tables. It ain't hard to see where the character confusion comes from.

Here is one fix for the character confusion and some explanation about what is happening.
http://word.mvps.org/mac/unicode.html

The best option seems to be to not use Mac.

Another option may be to change the font to a Unicode font.




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