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Strange question marks...

Can anyone explain why every now and then these little question marks appear?

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Theses are just quotes taken from random posts on the forum,
But seem to be appearing more and more Question 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

Post #669123 5th Dec 2017 1:17pm
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meeerrrk



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I think it's since the forum crashed, not everything has been re-instated. But I'm sure Martin will be along to give the details.
Thumbs Up My 90 Project : http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic52774.html

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I'd guess that it means the forum software doesn't understand what character the user was trying to type but may be far off. To my eyes, it looks similar to the dead-link type symbol you get when the software can't resolve something that is being asked of it.

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Cheers for the explanation Thumbs Up

Just wondered.... Rolling Eyes 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

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It's all to do with Unicode - if you write something in one typeface, it may not be available in another. Alternatively, the database used by this website may only be storing ASCII, so anything in Unicode that can't be represented in ASCII appears as a ?,

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(Moved to site feedback)

As per http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic58225-15.html

Question mark issue is still outstanding. It is something to do with how the database has been restored and reconnected on the new server.

The site is running and at the moment this question mark issue (which is a unicode problem as identified above) will have to wait until I have the hours it'll take to keep trying things (and the inevitable groaning when there's downtime).. Wink  1988 90 Td5 NAS soft top Cool
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Thumbs Up

Only noticed it today, just thought it was odd? 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

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It's not right, I will solve it, just can't do everything at the same time Smile  1988 90 Td5 NAS soft top Cool
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