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Software :: Strange Characters On Web Pages


Here's a strange one for you. Sometimes when I visit websites (with Firefox 3.0 or 3.5), certain characters are replaced with strange symbols or white question marks on black background.

Anyone know what's going on and how to fix it?

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A screen grab of said anomalies: [URL]


View 4 Replies (Posted: Sep 26, 2009)

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