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£ symbol display as a square?

Thread began 12/20/2013 5:01 am by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 1/16/2014 12:30 pm by Nathon Jones Web Design | 693 views | 7 replies

Nathon Jones Web Design

database fine

The pound sign looks fine in the database. To say I'm confused would be an understatement because I've been working with MSSQL and Classic ASP for a long time and have never encountered this.

I'm using the iRite extension to allow the user to input a description, which often includes a pound sign. How do I get iRite to convert the pound sign to the encoded value you've recommended?

I can't use Server.HTMLEncode either because the description includes <p> </p> tags.

I checked the page against W3C validation and, sure enough, there is an error reported related to utf-8:

"Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 302 it contained one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as utf-8 (in other words, the bytes found are not valid values in the specified Character Encoding). Please check both the content of the file and the character encoding indication.

The error was: utf8 "\xA3" does not map to Unicode"

Line 302 is...
<h3><%IF (rsPROPERTY.Fields.Item("SWPCadd").Value) <> "" Then%><%=(rsPROPERTY.Fields.Item("SWPCadd").Value)%>, <%End IF%><%=(rsPROPERTY.Fields.Item("SWPCtown").Value)%>. <%=(rsPROPERTY.Fields.Item("SWPCpostcode").Value)%></h3>

Man I'm confused!

Appreciate the help. Thank you.
Regards
NJ

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