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#1 Multi-Destiny

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 03:18 AM

I get this sign � in place of punctuation on many software across the board. They're on Firefox as well my PDF viewer. Is it an encoding problem or is something wrong with XP's font settings? Please help!

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:00 AM

That can happen if the document in question was created with a character set which is not supported, or only partially supported, by the computer or software which is used to view it. Often, when the � character shows up in Firefox, especially when it appears where an apostrophe or quotation mark ought to, it's because the document uses the non-unicode "smart quotes" available in many Microsoft applications such as MS Word.

What language version of Windows are you using?

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:01 AM

Well, I think it's Unicode. Not sure about the version, though. Any hints on how I can solve this problem?
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