iWeb doesn't like punctuation marks??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macadd1ct, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. macadd1ct macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2007
    when i publish my iWeb site.. I am getting question marks where the punctuation should be. Is that a script error or is the font missing those characters? weird huh? Any ideas?

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  2. macadd1ct thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2007


    when I choose to subscribe to RSS in Firefox I just get a page of coding and an error
    'This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.'

    It doesn't do that in Safari.. however, I am still getting the ???s in Safari..

  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Have you changed any fonts recently? In Font Book, try Resolving Duplicates from the Edit menu. If you open a new user account, does the problem carry through? :)
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Is this text being pasted from Word document or something like that with so-called "smart quotes"? Some of those programs use nonstandard characters to do the "smart" thing and this kind of mismatch can result.
  5. macadd1ct thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2007
    kept the template font exactly as it came.. uploaded to a folder.. dragged the contents of the folder to fetch..
    question marks everywhere..


    no.. just typed over the text that was in the template..
    could it be the ftp program?
  6. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    I have had some similar problems with iWeb myself, but I simply deleted the page and re-did it. That solved it, as it were. But I have no idea why it was doing it. I wonder if ftp programs can cause problems, because no matter which ftp program I use, when I upload a site to my brother's yahoo servers, the files transfer over, but won't load...

    Problem is, I am not an expert on web stuff, so I don't know if its yahoo or iWeb, or my ftp program....anyway, this has nothing to do with your problem, but I have seen that before and I had to take the page down and redo it for it to look right...
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    It could be something like that. Thanks for posting the link. The characters that are displaying strangely, are not valid UTF-8 characters and not the characters iWeb should normally generate.

    It's possible, but very unlikely, that the Web server is somehow trying to modify the non-ASCII characters and mangling them. I think it's much more likely, though, that the garbage codes are being generated by iWeb or the FTP program.

    The first thing I would try is another FTP client. Make sure it's using binary mode for transfers.

    If work that does not, the advice of Yoda should you take. Perhaps you could just add a new iWeb "site" for now, type a little bit of similar text with the apostrophes, and see if the problem is still there on the new pages.
  8. macadd1ct thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2007

    Thanks everyone.. perhaps I should stick to dreamweaver?
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Are you at all attached to the blog format? iWeb has its problems, but its ability to do simple content management without server-side help is a big win.

    This page suggests that FTP settings are likely culprits, and it offers some recommendations for different popular clients. That's still what I think is the most likely problem too. What are you using for FTP?

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