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Nicky
16-11-04, 09:08
Hi http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

I'm using almost exclusively Mozilla Firefox lately, but noticed that at certain websites where greek and latin characters co-exist, the greek characters appear as question marks :( :confused: I change the encoding (it's Western ISO - ... by default) to any other availble encoding from the list, but I still can't see the greek characters :confused:

Joseph
16-11-04, 11:29
But you can see them when you browse with Internet Explorer?
I don't know Firefox, Nicky. The reason could also lie on the website.

Go back to that webpage with Internet Explorer, and press Display / Source:

http://joseph.tombraiderforums.com/Images/source.jpg

The source of the page will be displyed by Notepad.
Read the second line, it often tells what code ("charset"= character set) is used.
Example:
http://joseph.tombraiderforums.com/Images/charset.gif

[ 16. November 2004, 12:31: Message edited by: joseph ]

Nicky
16-11-04, 12:13
Thankies for your answer, Jo http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif I just checked with IE: the greek characters appear fine there, yes, but, by the looks of it, the problem lies indeed in the website itself: in the text file that opens when I click on 'Source', there's no reference to the character at all, and moreover, the greek characters appear gibberish there - this is how they appear:

http://nicky.tombraiderforums.com/images/gibberish.jpg

Those weird characters should be the greek ones :rolleyes: I guess they tested the page only with IE?

By the way, this was the first time I opened IE after installing SP2 - it has a pop-up stopper now! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif :D

[ 16. November 2004, 13:24: Message edited by: Nicky ]

Joseph
16-11-04, 13:14
:D I agree, Nicky: strange those characters. Maybe you're right and they made the page strictly for InternetExplorer. But maybe you could send them an email? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
Most important is that you now know it is not your pc! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Nicky
16-11-04, 13:20
Originally posted by joseph:
But maybe you could send them an email? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif Ummm, I don't think I'll bother doing that :D I only visited that site / forum as a guest for some info I wanted to collect - I'm not even a member there.

Besides, I have serious suspicions that they may not even know what Firefox is http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

[ 16. November 2004, 14:21: Message edited by: Nicky ]

Neteru
16-11-04, 13:50
I don't know if it's the same, but I'd guess it is. In Mozilla you go to View/Character Encoding/More/West European/Greek (ISO-8859-7)

Nicky
16-11-04, 13:56
YES! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif Thank you, Net http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

I didn't realise there was this 'More Encodings' option above the main encodings list http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif When will I start paying more attention to what I see? :rolleyes:

Oh well. Never, I guess :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Neteru
16-11-04, 15:24
When the item you want intuitively knows you want it and goes ----> http://neteru.tombraiderforums.com/images/pick-me.gif

Nicky
16-11-04, 15:33
LMAO!!! :D When this happens, it will be THE day! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/pillow.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif