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£ sign changes to ? in triangle

Posted: 2020-08-05 22:40
by Oak Tree
When my web page is published locally and viewed with Chrome (from C: drive) the £ signs are correct. After I ftp the files to the server with FileZilla 3.49.1 the £ signs come out as ? marks in a diamond when viewed with Chrome on Windows or Safari on iPad. I would be grateful for some advice, please.

Many thanks.

Re: £ sign changes to ? in triangle

Posted: 2020-08-06 08:41
by botg
Your webserver and your document header disagree on what the document's character encoding is. Make sure both agree on the encoding.

Re: £ sign changes to ? in triangle

Posted: 2020-08-06 14:20
by boco
Typically happens when you view a locally/ISO-encoded website with UTF-8 setting. Usually, a website will announce the used encoding in the HTML <head> section.

If the webserver expects a specific encoding, you need to convert your HTML to that encoding. UTF-8 should be generally fine.

Re: £ sign changes to ? in triangle

Posted: 2020-08-14 13:51
by Oak Tree
Thank you very much indeed for your advice. The hosting people didn't know what I was on about but I have changed the character set from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 and the problem is solved.

Sorry to raise it as a problem and doubtless waste your time, but I am not a professional website developer, I use a package (NetObjects 2015).