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Here is the first two paragraphs of my blog. Lets see if anyone here can spot my problem.

What I’m about to tell you is 100% true.

A few years ago I worked for a man that was less than sanitary. It would be interesting to see if any of you have had similar experiences. I think it’s important to first describe this man. He stood about 5’8”, weighed over 220lbs, male pattern baldness was in full effect, large gap between his front teeth and just plain gross. He is literally an amusement park caricature of a human being.

Why the heck are my apostrophies and quotations marks showing up this way? What can I do to fix the problem?

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Stupid apostrophys and weird text in my blog

Sorry, same message as other post... not a CSS-related question so moved here.

Does look like a character set thing - are you sure they're standard apostrophes, not special Word formatting type things? Word by default will convert ' into something that looks a bit nicer.

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Stupid apostrophys and weird text in my blog

Actually think this may be a CSS question Laughing out loud lets see before it gets moved back.

bsbdeb - can you provide us with a link so we can see the problem. It may be something to do with encoding.

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Stupid apostrophys and weird text in my blog

To me this is a classic example of why folks should be validating their pages as this kind of thing would be picked up straight away (presuming you had a valid doctype). The following URL may help as it shows all the characters available in the ISO latin 1 character set... http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/charset/

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Stupid apostrophys and weird text in my blog

Thanks for taking a look at this.

This is my site address: www.brianscott.blogspot.com If you need my code I can provide that as well if you like. Just let me know.

I think it should be noted that not only am I a newbe to this site but also in weblogging. Anything that I have learned of CSS is basically from taking a template and then modifying for my use.

I apologize for not posting questions in the appropriate spot or for asking what appears to be a bad question (non css related) as well.

Brian.

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It is an encoding problem - they are just fancy apostrophes. Let's see if they work here:

’

Ah dammit, they do.

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

I know this line is in your HTML, it might be worth putting it on one line rather than spreading it over too. Also add a valid DOCTYPE as the first thing in the HTML:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

and that might well cure the problem.

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