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Why are pound signs and copyright symbols showing as a square on my website?

I run a website and the pound signs and copyright symbols are all displaying as square boxes. Any ideas why?
Mark
(Note - about to leave work and will be back at my desk Monday)
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Wes MillerInfromation Technology SupportCommented:
Appears that the font being used doesn't support those characters.

If you want to have the fonts and colors you specify in Internet Explorer to be used for all websites, regardless of the fonts that have been set by the website designer, follow these steps. In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. On the General tab, click Accessibility. Select the Ignore colors specified on webpages, Ignore font styles specified on webpages, and Ignore font sizes specified on webpages check boxes, and then click OK twice.
Wes
 
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Wat_61Author Commented:
Hi, appreciate the rapid response, but this really changes how webpages look.
Reminds me of how it used to look in the mid-90's!
The font being used is Verdana, and the squares have only been showing up in the last month or so (during this time I have bought a new PC - so it can't be something nasty - I think!)
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ecommCommented:
If you view the web page source does the copyright symbol show up as © or something else?
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Wat_61Author Commented:
It is showing as the copyright symbol.
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ecommCommented:
If you copy and pasted the copyright symbol from another application, it may not have been converted to it's equivalent Html entity value. Go into the source code and change the copyright symbol to © and let me know if this now displays properly or what happens.

Spencer
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Wat_61Author Commented:
That works for the copyright symbol - thanks. Do you have a similar solution for the Pound sign?
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Wat_61Author Commented:
Pound sign code is "&#163"
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ecommCommented:
Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I like to use the W3 Schools website as a reference.
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_entities.asp

Spencer
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