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How do I fix the strange letters in firefox?

By jerang@ ·
Lately I have been seeing strange Unicode on multiple sites when using firefox. I have firefox 3.6.1.3 on a windows 7 machine. Has anyone else seen this? I did the usual google search but none of the solutions are working for me. Am seeing this on sites like http://techrepublic.com , http://www.digg.com , http://squareup.com and many more.

Any ideas from the almighty techrepublic community?

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Go into your Firefox browser.....

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to How do I fix the strange ...

And change the "Western" ISO to:
Western (ISO-8859-1)

You might need to re-start Firefox (or your computer) for the changes to take place

Hope this does the trick for you.

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by jerang@ In reply to Go into your Firefox brow ...

Went into my preferences, selected the content tab - chose advanced by the fonts & colors and found that my character encoding is set to "western ISO-8859-1".

Looks like this was already set and am still having the problems.

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Sounds like you have a bug in your firefox...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to How do I fix the strange ...

Unistall your firefox browser and then (carefully) go into your registry (start > run) then type in "regedit" go to "search > find" and input "firefox", delete ALL that relates to firefox, when all is done restart your computer. If you have Ccleaner, download here if you have not: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/download/1d59b13e3d0824a0c054077615cab5c3/

And run ccleaner to clear any missing files then download a good version of firefox.
Hope all goes well.

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Uninstall corrupt helvetica fonts ...

by viruser Staff In reply to How do I fix the strange ...

Windows 7 has issues with the Helvetica font especially in Firefox 3. All you have to do is uninstall the corrupt Helvetica fonts on your machine. The corrupt files will look like this - <a href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2010/06/10/jz9um1_1.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2010/06/10/jz9um1_1.jpg</a> Make sure your Firefox browser is not open during this process.

Let me know if that works for you!

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by jerang@ In reply to Uninstall corrupt helveti ...

If I could vote twice, I would do it for this answer. That was exactly the isse - had three corrupt helvetica fonts in there.

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by sradforth In reply to Uninstall corrupt helveti ...

This has been driving me crazy for the last 6 months, uninstalling/installing, malware testing, etc... nothing had fixed it until this post!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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