[ubuntu-uk] Display problems with foreign characters in browsers.

bouncysteve bouncysteve at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 11:03:59 UTC 2012

I don't have any problem in Firefox (11) with your example page, but there
is a problem in Chromium.

It seems that Chromium ignores the character encoding set in the page and
uses its own encoding.

Try setting the browser default encoding to UTF-8 (NB This may reveal
problems in other pages if the developer has not used the correct entities
and not used the appropriate character encoding, so in Chromium you may
better selecting Auto Detect in the Encoding menu.)

In Firefox it's Edit>Preferences>Content>Fonts & Colours>Advanced

In Chromium it's Spanner>Tools>Encoding



On 3 April 2012 11:17, Matthew Sturdy <matt.sturdy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 3 April 2012 11:39, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 3 April 2012 10:28, Matthew Sturdy <matt.sturdy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> So it is not in fact using the html entity.  Having said that it does
>> look fine for me (Firefox 11.10 in Ubuntu 12.04).
>> I don't know what to suggest I am afraid.
>>  Thanks Colin!
> i have made a simple example here http://msturdy.net/example.html, to
> demonstrate what I think is wrong...
> ...and here is how it looks...
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10355152/example-new.png
> Do you think that there is an issue with the installed Helvetica font?
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