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jjdoll42 04-19-2005 06:45 AM

Quotation Marks Linux / Firefox
I notice that my Fedora box cannot display the following symbols if they are curvy in the html text " ' -

Instead it gives a ?

Do I need to reset or update something in Firefox or update tons of db files in MySQL that work in other browsers?

masand 04-19-2005 07:23 AM

hey what symbols are you talking about??

jjdoll42 04-19-2005 07:26 AM

They are curvy quotes, ' " and the em dash symbol....

masand 04-19-2005 07:30 AM


i never had a problem with those

do this

instalkl new version of firefox
remove the seetings for firefox by


delect these files

and then try again


jjdoll42 04-19-2005 07:45 AM

Didn't work...
I looked but this did not work...

A page on my nix box with tons of curvy quotes is and FF messes it up...

jjdoll42 04-19-2005 08:32 AM

Quotes not Firefox, but Linux problem
I found that curvy quotes and em dashes just plain don't display on my new fedora box (csfa) but do display on my old redhat 8.0 (csfa2) that both have the same html files.

Example: You can read “multiple hypotheses,” “paradigm shift”
And it works on (third paragraph)

However, goto and wala it no longer works...

Even more surprising is that this is a mySQL issue because the characters:
– “ and ” will publish in static pages on both sites


Any ideas for this odd problem?

jjdoll42 04-19-2005 10:13 AM

I figured out the solution to these kinds of issues involving characters not displaying...

You go into the php.ini file and remove the comment from the line

;default_charset = "iso-8859-1"

so it becomes

default_charset = "iso-8859-1"

This will allows all iso 8859 characters to display and hence it solves the problem.

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