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    Re: Special characters not appearing correctly

    Hi Don

    For registered trademark use : ®
    For Trademark use: ™
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    Re: Special characters not appearing correctly

    ...and for a full list of the correct codes for Reserved and Special Characters see here:

    http://tinyurl.com/5shqjh
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    Re: Special characters not appearing correctly

    Hi Don, your screen shots did not make it to the server. If you think it would help, you can edit your post to add them now.

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    Special characters not appearing correctly

    From the "In over my head" department:

    Today's assignment at my new job is to "fix" the client's website. What's happening is, certain pages were designed using a proprietary software suite (First Class), and others were designed using Word. The ones from Word are having problems, with apostrophes and quotation marks showing as clusters of random incorrect characters, as well as the trademark (tm) and Registered symbols.
    I've been able to correct the apostrophes and quotation marks by opening up each file with First Class and, for each offending instance, deleting the Word-generated character and retyping it. But the TM and R symbols are being difficult. I tried using HTML (example: for the R-in-a-circle symbol) and that didn''t work. Neither did trying to use First Class to format the characters.
    Attacked are two screenshots - one of the HTML code in use, and one of the webpage as it appears now, with the incorrect characters.

    I have no idea how to deal with the A-with-circuflex; it appeared one other places, but there it was due to a formatted blank space. For these characters, there is no blank space present.
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    Re: Special characters not appearing correctly

    <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> yeah, I forgot the "upload after spellcheck" rule.

    Jezza, I was trying to use the code, and it worked - but I could not get the resultant character to be superscript. As for the TM symbol, I am using a page similar to the one you supplied, from the University of Texas http://www.utexas.edu/learn/html/spchar.html, but they had no code listed for TM, so I wasn't even trying to tackle that yet.
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    Re: Special characters not appearing correctly

    for superscript simply use the <sup></sup> tags , should do the job nicely
    Jerry

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    Re: Special characters not appearing correctly

    Do you have the original HTML source code generated by Word? I think that would help identify what it was inserting there. Perhaps the circle-Rs were inserted using a symbol font rather than a regular font??

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