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French accents display in the French thread
« on: January 30, 2015, 10:35:40 AM »
Hi Daveman,

I see that, when you post in the French thread, your accents display normally. I would like to know how it can be done  When I , and others, do the same in the French thread, they do not show properly, they all show as question marks.

Is this because we use French keyboards, or is it a character encoding problem?

I use a Firefox, and my encoding display is set to Unicode.  I use a French keyboard as well. on Mac OS 10.6.8,

As a test, here are some of the characters that shows up as ? for me  ( and they may well show that way for you too) ;

a with a grave accent :   

e with an acute accent :  é

e with a grave accent :  è 

Interesting to note, all of the above accents show correctly in the "Preview" function of the forum, but show as "?" when posted.



PS.  Well, for an unknown reason, ALL 3 CHARACTERS ABOVE SHOW PROPERLY TODAY.  This was not the case when I was posting in the French thread and still using accents, like here: .   Outsider has posted today, and all his accents appears to me as question marks, though ( here, ).   I did a test of my own in the French thread, and see all accents correclty ( see )  Any opinion as to why it has been displaying correctly for me today, but not in the past months, and not working today for Outsider?
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Re: French accents display in the French thread
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2021, 03:22:52 PM »
Chinese characters are also not displayed properly, I tried here on this thread:

Interestingly, the Chinese nick name of the poster is displayed correctly.

So maybe it's an easy fix about the DB content column encoding. Hmm. But should be researched..