random extra character when typing

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by podopie, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. podopie macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2008
    Difficult to explain. It's not actually there when I type, but it appears in messages and what not after they've been sent off. If I read in Firefox I see it on facebook sometimes (Safari doesn't recognize the character so it won't display it). Also happens when I type it a web address, I get a %f or something in front of the whole address!

    I don't understand the deal. I have a 2.0ghz early 07 macbook (i believe). It mostly happens when erasing what I write, and I usually need to include one extra backspace to get this "invisible" character.

    Thanks guys!

    EDIT: Picture included is what Firefox encodes the character as.

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  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Interesting, it almost looks like an emoticon, but I'm not sure...:eek:
  3. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Have you tried repairing permissions using Disk Utility? I would try that and see if it works.
  4. podopie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2008
    Nothing from repairing permissions. Has no one else really experience this before?
  5. fourtyoneantz macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2009
    that's...bizarre. haha. call up your local apple store/authorized dealer or mac tech support and see what they say.

    if you've already done this, what was their advice?

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