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    Weird charcters on Internet pages

    Why do I get, e.g. “good” instead of good on internet pages? It doesnt make for very easy reading! I'm using XP SP3 and IE8. Am I missing an update? Do I need an Add-on?

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    How to reset Internet Explorer settings;http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    I hope the above link helps.
    Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten

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    It can be an encoding issue. Do you have IE configured to auto-select encoding? Check the View->Encoding menu.

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    Thank you chowur. I'm not sure I want the hastle of resetting IE and losing my add-ons unless absolutely neccessary.

    Also thanks to ruirib. Yes, Auto-select is ticked but there is a lot of options below that (if you open the more option). There is a spot beside Western European (ISO). Is this selection relevant or is it part of the Auto-Select function?

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    When that happens, see if a different encoding helps. Usually UTF-8 fixes those issues. I did experience them with IE 9 on some sites. Auto-detect should fix it, but it not always does.

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    Thanks, ruirib. I'll try that.

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    UTF-8 seems to have cleared the problem so thanks again.

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    Great .

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