Kxmode wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 17:25:
Blue wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 17:19:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 16:31:
Ok so having an issue that the website's text are garbelled, so using a chrome extenstion I have to set the site's encoding to UTF-8 (on the main page). Anyone else experiencing this or is it on my end?
This has popped up intermittently for a while now. Frans has put a lot of effort into tracking it down, but an answer continues to elude us. It's maddeningly inconsistent. As noted, it will randomly go away and/or return if you hit refresh, so it sort of defies logic what's going on.
I've seen this before. It looks like the quotes and hyphens in the database are Word formatted. The browser does its best to convert them into ASCII but may occasionally get stuck.
I can confirm the issue is Word formatted apostrophes and em dash hyphens. It's coming from the reference text. Most of the content creators write their copy in Word and distribute it to media outlets. They don't trouble themselves with the havoc Word-formatted characters cause.
Reload, browser fixed https://i.imgur.com/r7vMTZx.jpeg
It happens intermittently. To ensure it doesn't appear, I recommend replacing those with the
in the database or add code to replace the characters on-the-fly.
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