Linux Apache Website Rendering Issue
Posted on 2009-04-14
Forgive the rambling but I am new to the Linux world and want to make sure I pass along any information for this issue that may be of help solving it. I've got several websites that were functioning on an OpenSuse 10.3 server running apache. Due to a recent security scan, I was required to move these sites to a Red Hat Enterprise 5 server running apache.
I installed Red Hat 5 and had it install apache during the OS installation. I ran yum update and yum upgrade to get all applicable updates. I used webmin to configure the apache websites matching the original server. All settings, config files, and permissions are set the same. All users were re-created on the new server.
I tarred the web folders and FTP'd them to the new server. I un-tarred them into the proper directories using tar xvf foo.tar. Everything went ok. I then shut down the old server and started hosting the websites from the new server.
Everything was looking good till I got to digging deeper into our websites. That is when I noticed that all of the apostrophe marks were showing up as little open square boxes. Looking closer I noticed that quotation marks are also showing up that way. All other punctuation marks like periods and commas are there, it is just these two marks that are missing.
Our publication department designs the websites on a Mac and uploads them to the server. I had them open one of the affected pages from their local copy on the mac, re-save it, and upload it again. No correction.
I've used the Gnome add/remove software function to install every font available. This hasn't corrected the issue either.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.