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Special characters not showing in Opera? topr8 msg:3058448 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.
encyclo msg:3058479 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?
topr8 msg:3058509 10:48 am on Aug 24, 2006 (gmt 0)
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
have just tried forcing it in opera through tthe view menu.
strange, i'm not going to loose sleep over it,
dcheney msg:3058520 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.)
navjotpawera msg:3058804 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] topr8 msg:3059148 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 ½ and ¾
<update> i've reinstalled opera again and the problem has gone
as a note i have another site using the same special characters (eg £ € 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.