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Problem displaying non-keyboard characters using BlueGriffon

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:35 pm
by MarshallAbrams
I'm trying to put non-keyboard characters, such as dagger and curly quotes on my web page. If I insert them in BG as character codes they get converted to the correct graphics. But when I publish the file on the web and view in Chrome, Firefox, or even IE, the characters get replaced by a white question mark on a black diamond. It used to work, but something has changed.
I got the idea of forcing BF to keep the numeric or alpha code, but I can't figure out how. Suggestions?

Re: Problem displaying non-keyboard characters using BlueGriffon

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:35 pm
by gregtutor
Sounds like a character set issue and servers can be fussy, while BG can be forgiving.

I suspect the change you experience depends on how you created the page.

If you just click on the "Create new page" button then you get the line:

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<meta content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" http-equiv="content-type">

in your code.

However, if you use the drop-down and select "more options" the page will default to:

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<meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type">

as will the "New Wizard" option on the file menu.

Try changing the line to the charset=utf-8" version. It's more likely to work with unusual symbols.