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Strange Characters behaviours using Flash 9 within diferent Browsers
Strange Characters Behaviours using Flash

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Msg#: 3444817 posted 6:58 am on Sep 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm doing this new website for <snip>- a Portuguese project about Cinema, Theater and Literature

As you notice bellow there's an area called Mailing List (from now on referred as ML) which should of course allow people to subscribe to ML.

I'm doing this website using an external CSS and part HTML/DHTML and Flash.

The problem is within this ML name (nome) and e-mail fields and the characters I type in.
As I published to SWF my FLA file locally the SWF worked just fine. But when i uploaded it the fields start to react strangely to what I type. Suddenly the at char "@" stopped to work by pressing the usual ALTGR+2 keys and accented characters like "" "" and others also acted strange when I tried to type them in.

I've tested it using several PC's Win XP at Firefox, Netscape 8, Safari and iExplorer 7. Only iExplorer 7 works fine this situation. All the other browsers act as if the keyboard had been changed! Also using a Mac OS X with Safari works well too.

Can you help me identifying the problem?

Thank you in advanced.

All the best.


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[edited by: limbo at 8:59 am (utc) on Sep. 9, 2007]



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Msg#: 3444817 posted 1:58 pm on Sep 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I don't use flash, so if this is specifically a flash-related problem, someone else will have to help. But there might be some more general things to try.

Being somewhat code challenged, I don't know where you're getting that ALTGR+2 combination. (When I try it, I get a little happy face). Since it works only with IE, I'm wondering if it's something that's MS specific?

Also being older than the hills, I tend to keep using things that work, even if the rest of the world has gone on to other things. Have you tried ye olde ASCII code? For the @ symbol, make sure Num Lock is on, hold down the ALT key and type 064 on the number pad (not on the number keys at the top of the keyboard).


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Msg#: 3444817 posted 7:25 pm on Sep 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi Beagle
thank you for your help.
Unfortunately this doesn't work with ALT+064 keys seems like the ALT key is disabled somehow...

Please can you give me some orientation? Could it be something related to my external CSS file?!

Thanks once again,

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