General Discussion is the text corruption on the front page being investigated?

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Frans
There was more discussion about this in today's out of the blue.
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 don't know anything about databases or formatting, is this "Word formatted" stuff something you've investigated.
Can it even be changed?

Troubleshooting intermittent things is what separates the cats from the dogs.

And muchos thanks for all the effort you've put in to something so minor.
You're the best!

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