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Old 01-30-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Question Help with the Help Documents?

This is a very basic question but exceedingly hard to get an answer to with google... primarily because google cannot perceive the problem.

An experience member of this forum gave some really good links to some noobish tutorial documents... I'd be reading them now if it wasn't the issue.

In the first paragraph I am seeing odd translations all over the place. Is hard to describe the symbols and if I copy/paste you may not see them anyways. I have noticed a similar thing occur with certain types of punctuation like apostrophes on separate occasions.

Is there a way to get the documents correctly translated? For clarification the document is being viewed from the Google Chrome and Firefox browsers and both are "misinterpreting" the text. For example one of the symbols looks like an "a" with an accent ("^") on top and another sorta looks like the euro symbol. Z/Z

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Old 01-30-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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I don't know Chrome but with Firefox, you can change Character Encoding in view menu...
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Weird symbols usually are a result of proper fonts not being installed. I would suggest verifying what fonts the documents are using and check if the appropriate fonts are installed. Cheers.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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But how do you determine the font being used? Word Processing was never my strong suit Z/Z

"Teh Cheat...your computer has too much computer in it and not enough typewriter" - Strong Bad

Did a little fiddling and in Firefox switching encoding from Western to Unicode on the menu bar under view under character encoding fixed the problem. Thx Z/Z

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