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HTML Special Characters in a Block


Nathan Burke

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Hi. Quick question for you:
I have a block set up that grabs news headlines from another db. Works fine, but I'm getting garbled html characters displaying in the block. On another area of my site, I have the following code:
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$trytobreak=$myrow["story"];
$break=html_entity_decode($trytobreak);
 


Which returns no garbled characters...which is nice. So I've been trying to add html_entity_decode to lib-custom.php with no luck. I can add it, but the garbled characters are still displaying. I'm assuming that either in /admin/block.php or in another config file there's something conflicting with html_entity_decode.

Where can I make a change so I can display the correct characters in the block? Right now in Geeklog I get: the company’s where in the other area (non-geeklog) of my site I get: the company's.

Thanks for your help!
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Dirk

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My guess is that the two sites use different character sets, e.g. one using UTF-8 and the other ISO-8859-1 (or whatever). Special characters won't be in the same position in different character sets and therefore won't display properly.

bye, Dirk
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