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displays  instead of £

Dear Experts

We are using SQL 2005 and ASP.  Our webpages are displaying a  Â sign instead of a £ sign.

Can anyone advise how to resolve this?

Thanks for any help
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Wayne Barron

8/22/2022 - Mon

Simply changing your font may fix the issue but you should also look into the encoding that you're using. You might be using an encoding that does not support the £ symbol.

Ton of info here: http://unicode.org/

Wayne Barron

In your page you want it to show:   £
That is the HTML code for the character you have there.
All you need to know is right here

Good Luck

It is a character set transalation error.

Do a sp_help <table name> on the table name with that has £ and look for the collation on your column.   Your web server and pages need to be running that same character set on the codepage registry key
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William Peck


this is perhaps a better link for you:


(all about the sterling pound character in the unicode set)
Wayne Barron

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Wayne Barron

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And considering that I provided the HTML code for fixing your issue.
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glad that I could help.
Always remember that the characters that you see, is not always what they are.

Have a good one.