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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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Request for Clarification

by jerang@ In reply to Clarifications

For clarification, the letters look like this on TechRepublic - https://img.skitch.com/20110131-fa9cpexfsmt2qw95whn833q723.png

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Request for Clarification

by jerang@ In reply to Clarifications

One more thing - realized all the websites I have issues with have 'Helvetica' as a main font-family -- going to try uninstalling all my helvetica fonts.

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Such as?

by seanferd In reply to How do I fix the strange ...

What kind of strange letters? Certainly, i see odd characters occasionally, as something was posted with a character set that my browser is not equipped to render properly, or perhaps the site software mangled the original characters. (At TR, certain characters are rendered as a series of question marks, but this isn't new.)

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by jerang@ In reply to Such as?

I attached screenshots to the clarification section.

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I only ever saw it

by .Martin. In reply to How do I fix the strange ...

in the title bar.

short term solution: restart computer

long term solution: get a new browser.

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Request for Clarification

by jerang@ In reply to I only ever saw it

Unfortunately the short term solution didn't help and I would love to keep using firefox for now.

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What is the browser character encoding set for?

by seanferd In reply to How do I fix the strange ...

Also, next time you see this, restart FF in safe mode (no add-ons) and see if the same behavior occurs.

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Request for Clarification

by jerang@ In reply to What is the browser chara ...

Tried this but seeing the unicode. I am starting to think it's a font I have installed on my machine.

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How about

by NexS In reply to How do I fix the strange ...

Browser languages?

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by jerang@ In reply to How about

Doesn't seem like this is the issue, checked my settings and the fonts are set for the western language which is correct.

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