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Special characters not showing in Opera?

 9:24 am on Aug 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

i'm using: charset=iso-8859-1

and am using £ to display a ukpounds stirling pound sign
however it it not displaying properly, it works fine in firefox and ie.

i'm sure it was working before and am wondering if it is due to the setting on my computer rather than opera.

any thoughts



 10:15 am on Aug 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

£ with ISO-8859-1 works fine for me with Opera 9.00 (Linux), it should be the same for you. Have you tried specifically defining ISO-8859-1 in Opera? (Go to View > Encoding and change "Automatic selection" to Western/ISO-8859-1)?

Also, how are you defining the charset? A meta element or via a HTTP header?


 10:48 am on Aug 24, 2006 (gmt 0)


as meta
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

have just tried forcing it in opera through tthe view menu.
no change

strange, i'm not going to loose sleep over it,


 11:12 am on Aug 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is it showing a different character instead of the proper one? Or a box? or nothing?

(It could be the font you are using in Opera simply doesn't include that character.)


 3:22 pm on Aug 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

do you not see the character on only that specific page or no other pages as well?

<edit reason: Forum Charter [webmasterworld.com]>

[edited by: tedster at 8:41 pm (utc) on Aug. 24, 2006]


 6:33 pm on Aug 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

i'm seeing a thick black vertical line ...

on further investigation it is showing in place of several special characters...

including &frac12; and &frac34;

<update> i've reinstalled opera again and the problem has gone

as a note i have another site using the same special characters (eg &pound; &euro; and the various fractions) and they were showing correctly, it was only on the one site that they weren't showing.

but as i say i've reinstalled opera and the problem has gone!

... thanks for your input guys.

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