safari text encoding strangeness

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  1. RoxStrongo macrumors regular

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    does anyone know why on some websites text appears as gibberish and if it is something that is a local issue or a host issue?
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  2. janey macrumors 603

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    Example of the gibberish? Screenshot or something..or link to the site(s) in question, thanks :)
     
  3. RoxStrongo thread starter macrumors regular

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    e.g. http://browser.netscape.com/
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    Yeahhh..okay, a screenshot would be more helpful. Type shift+apple+4, and then hit the spacebar and single click on the browser window. Then upload as an attachment here.
     
  5. RoxStrongo thread starter macrumors regular

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    screenshot example
     

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  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I think I read something on this somewhere here on MacRumor (or maybe elsewhere) that is has something to do with disabling Helvetica fractions font. Do some searches to see if you can find it for more details.
     
  7. RoxStrongo thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh yeh that seems to have done it. how very strange. any explanation available?
     
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