iWeb character issue ... (website included)

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Take a look please

    Designed in iWeb ... all 'special' characters like ' and é come out all weird ... Does anyone know how to solve this?


    Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    This should probably go in either Mac Applications or Web Design.
     
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    At a guess, it's because your doctype is XHTML-transitional, but your characters are not coded using the proper character entities for that doctype. See http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_entities.asp for a list of common ones. They open with an ampersand, then some combination of characters, then close with a semi-colon. Such as "é" for the "é" character.

    Generally, modern browsers (Firefox, Safari) are pretty forgiving about this. However, iWeb tends to add in junk code that is not needed, and results in problems such as this one.
     
  4. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK ... I'm not an expert at all at webdesign (that's one of the reasons I'm using iWeb)

    So how do you suggest I solve this problem from within iWeb?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  5. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    You cant.

    I assume the default language on your Mac is Flemish?
     
  6. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it is.

    So how do you suggest I solve this out of iWeb?
     
  7. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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