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post #1 of 9 Old 07-09-2020, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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What am I doing wrong

Hi. When I post some of my words are turned into symbols with “tm” after them. It looks completely normal on my end until I hit submit, and then it changes. Is there something I’m doing wrong?
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-09-2020, 12:35 AM
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are you on your phone or on computer?
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-09-2020, 07:43 AM
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Whatever device you are sending posts out on is encoding your message.
Called a byte...there are two hundred something of them and each letter is composed of several bytes..
Somehow your device is not processing those bytes as a unit of a word but as individual markers, hence the "'" seen.
It has something to do with a breakdown between Windows and your device...
Bottom line is it sounds like a glitch in programming, almost like a virus.
I would suggest taking your device {thinking phone} to a support store that sells and provides your internet service...the sales people are great at restoring and fixing simple glitches like this one is.
10 minutes and bet it is fixed, you just need to know how to backtrack and switch 2 program apps and you'll be good again.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-09-2020, 10:22 AM
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Whatever the encoding on your device is is different than what the server wants. When the text gets passed to the server, it's going to try and parse the text with unrecognized bytecodes and when it can't it replaces it with the symbols you see. This can happen if your device is using a language with an extended character set. Looking at your posts, it's occurring when you use an apostrophe. What you're actually typing is a Right Single Quote Mark, which is encoded to 0xE2 0x80 0x99. Each of those bytes converts to the symbols you're seeing; 0xE2 > , 0x80 > , 0x99 > . Compared to the Apostrophe which is 0x27. UTF-8 only wants 8bits, so when it tries to parse out the Right Single Quote mark, it breaks apart the character into each of the composing bytes.

Not a virus or anything to get excited about. Just some mixed up character encoding.

Any chance you are using an old version of Windows/Internet Explorer?
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-13-2020, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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I'm using my iPhone 11 to post. I'm not super computer savvy but I think it would have newer software?
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-13-2020, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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And it's only happening on this website.
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-13-2020, 01:17 PM
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there are other users this happens to as well. I suspect ApuetsoT hit the nail on the head. Your device sends something that the site does not recognize.

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post #8 of 9 Old 07-27-2020, 01:24 PM
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There is a fix I have that I've applied now. Let me know if you see a difference


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post #9 of 9 Old 08-01-2020, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not super techy, so hopefully it's fixed.
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