Square boxes instead of some special characters displayed in HTML browser

Hi,

I have just developed a system, and it works fine on most computers.  However, on one PC, it does not display the data properly.  

Instead of displaying the data, it displays square boxes.  I believe it has something to do with the encoding.

The browsers used are IE 5 and above.

Does anybody know the problem?


James
eng80327Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

SilversoftCommented:
Hi

I think normally when you see squares instead of the characters, it means that you dont have the language install on the machine.

To install language: CONTROL PANEL >> REGIONAL and LANGUAGE OPTIONS >> and you can install other languages there. You might need the windows installation CD

To set the page charset encoding:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> (for english)
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=big5"> (for traditional chinese)
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=de-iso-8859-1"> (for german)

etc....

hope you find this useful....
0
eng80327Author Commented:
Thanks for the prompt reply.

However, the language is english...   Just that for certain characters like `  does not appear well in one browser, while it appears perfectly okay in the rest.

Would be most grateful for any advise.
0
seanpowellCommented:
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
marymmccCommented:
To change system fonts, Go to:
Display>Appearance>Font Size>Appearance

In the application that you have developed, try changing your default font to a common font such as Ariel or Courier or Times. When fonts are used that are not installed in remote computers, square boxes are often substituted. Hope this helps.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Fonts Typography

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.