Posted Apr 7, 2004 18:43 UTC (Wed) by Ross
In reply to: Weird characters
Parent article: X.Org Foundation releases X Window System X11R6.7
They are in Microsoft's own proprietary character set which is almost, but
not quite, the same as ISO Latin-1. Most Microsoft products silently
insert these proprietary quotes if you have the smart quotes option turned
on. It's much better to use HTML entities with Unicode numbers for curly
quotes or to just use plain ASCII quotes. There's an old script call the
Demoronizer which fixes up problems like these.
What's interesting is that the newer Mozilla releases have capitulated.
They now interpret those quotes "correctly" even if the page's character
set marks those characters as reserved. Kind of sad actually.
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