lucy24 - 2:57 am on Jul 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
The original coding is being corrupted ONLY by FF14. It is rendering the 8859-1 pound sign as "character unrecognised" which it never did before and that Opera renders correctly. FF needs to fix this - there are a lot of sites around that do not use the & pound entity.
Does this only happen with the £ sign? I would really prefer-- for, ahem, a given definition of "prefer"-- if it happened with everything in the Latin-1 range. Or, better yet, everything in the first two rows, nonbreaking space through Spanish question mark (A\h and B\h), with the possibility of assorted garbage in the remainder of the range. Come to think of it, does render as intended?
What is FF's default file encoding? In the current Mac version, the setting is hidden behind Advanced in the Fonts and Colors area. Mine is UTF-8 but that's what it is supposed to be anyway.
Does everything on this page [htmlhelp.com] and its two sibling pages render as intended? How about font substitution and font naming? Any issues there?