special text characters showing as diamond shapes

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keydog48
 
 
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special text characters showing as diamond shapes

Post by keydog48 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:22 pm

in the process of moving to a new host

in the footer of the page the copyright and trademark symbols in a regular text object are showing as diamond shapes with a question mark
here is site on original host
http://thearcadeboneyard.com/

here is what is goin on with sites on new host
http://boneyardgames.com/boneyard/


this is happening with all my sites not just this one

thanks for any help

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Re: special text characters showing as diamond shapes

Post by BaconFries » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:39 pm

Looks like your new host/server uses unicode or may require it so you will need to set the charset of your pages to UTF-8. If this is already enabled then you will need to contact your host/server and ask them to enable unicode if they can. Also if the page has a form then you should also enable UTF-8 in its properties.o

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Re: special text characters showing as diamond shapes

Post by keydog48 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:55 pm

that was it
thank you

just changed toutf8 in page properties and went back to normal

would this also affect a login page using a my sql database
some of the user names and password that have special characters can not login

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Re: special text characters showing as diamond shapes

Post by BaconFries » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:02 pm

Yes as already mentioned if you use a form (login) then you should also enable utf-8 in the forms properties.

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Re: special text characters showing as diamond shapes

Post by keydog48 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:16 pm

BaconFries wrote:Yes as already mentioned if you use a form (login) then you should also enable utf-8 in the forms properties.
thank you

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Re: special text characters showing as diamond shapes

Post by wysiDan » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:40 pm

I am having the same problem with only one of my websites on the same server. I am using WYSIWYG web builder 14 but am not sure where to change the toutf8 in page properties. Can someone direct me on how to do that?

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Re: special text characters showing as diamond shapes

Post by BaconFries » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:44 pm

Page Properties->Character Set

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Re: special text characters showing as diamond shapes

Post by wysiDan » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:46 pm

Nevermind, It's under Page Properties, Language section, Character Set field.

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