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Dealing with special characters through browser

In regards to characters such as ” ; © ; etc... If these type of characters are loaded in a text area form field using FireFox, it shows up as something else like ”
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How are they loaded, where are they showing up, and what character set is enabled?
Kim RyanIT ConsultantCommented:
You could try using the entity encodings. For example

© copyright, use either of these:  © ©
” right double quotation mark, use either of these: ” ”
what has this to do with perl?

Anyway, according "Firefox" I guess that you've problems "seeing" the correct characters in your browser
The problem is as said in previous comments:
  1. you need to use HTML entities for anything else than 7-bit ASCII and some 7-bit ASCII characters too
  2. you have to specify the character set, and character encoding in the HTML header (DOCTYPE and META tags)
  3. you have to ensure that your browser can load the required character set
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