6955RE: [NH] Question about special characters being replaced with '?' in HTML documents
- Feb 3, 2011It's probably because it's Unicode which is not fully supported by NoteTab. When you paste into a new doc, NoteTab uses
the text format you have selected for new documents, so it's displayed as plain text, and question marks are used to
display characters it can't handle as plain text. To see if it's Unicode, you can look at it with a hex editor, which
will show two bytes for those characters.
This also happens with other high order characters, such as the single character for 1/3 that is supported by some
systems, but not NoteTab. Those aren't Unicode, they are just high order characters that aren't supported in the
font/code page combination you are using. But since your problem is with lower-order ASCII characters, I suspect it is
One way around this would be to get all your source files in plain ASCII, then the problem would be gone for good. There
are several ways to do that, including using NoteTab itself, although I can't speak for the accuracy of doing so, since
I use another program when I encounter this problem.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 2:56 PM
Subject: [NH] Question about special characters being replaced with '?' in HTML documents
I've been using Notetab for some time now and have yet to resolve an issue that has plagued me for some time.
I use NT to edit website pages (primarily HTML and PHP). When cutting and pasting certain characters like " (quote) the
character is replaced with a question mark.
For example - if I paste the following from anotehr site:
"We were never happy with the production. Perhaps we should have taken more time over the record. But now we've got the
chance to improve things. There will be no re-recording, just a remix".
It will appear in Notetab as:
?We were never happy with the production. Perhaps we should have taken more time over the record. But now we?ve got the
chance to improve things. There will be no re-recording, just a remix?.
However if I pasted the same into a blank notetab file, the single and double quotes appear.
Can someone explain why NoteTab is replacing these valid characters with a question mark?
Thanks so much-
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