Accents on Proz...One moment they display, the next, it's all gibberish
Thread poster: Cidália Martins

Cidália Martins
English
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Oct 10, 2005

I've noticed a weird thing happening with this site. Sometimes all the accents people place on their words show up just fine and other times, they are completely garbled (weird symbols, etc.)

Is anybody else noticing this? I've tried to add Portuguese to my profile page as well as add the accent to my name and it's frustrating when at times it ends up looking awful.


 

Clare Barnes  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 22:07
Swedish to English
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Encoding Oct 10, 2005

Check the encoding on your browser when this happens (view - encoding - and then whichever one is suitable for the language you want to read).

I've had this problem moving between Greek pages and then back to Swedish, but that's always fixed it!


 

Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:07
German to English
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I have noticed this Oct 11, 2005

within a single Kudoz question. The term in the header looks fine, but in the text below, the accented letters are garbled. And I don't touch the encoding.

 

Cidália Martins
English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thank you... Oct 12, 2005

Clare Barnes wrote:

Check the encoding on your browser when this happens (view - encoding - and then whichever one is suitable for the language you want to read).

I've had this problem moving between Greek pages and then back to Swedish, but that's always fixed it!



It worked! Still, it makes me wonder, was my browser switching encoding all by itself before? Weird. Oh well.


 

Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 17:07
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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problem fixed Nov 13, 2005

Hi Cidália,

Same happened to me at about the same time. A few other colleagues also complained about it. Accents were on and off. Now it`s fixed. Probably just a temporary bug at Proz. Not your fault, neither your browser`s.
Relax, your PC and you are healthy.
WL

[Edited at 2005-11-13 10:57]


 


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