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    We seem to be seeing strange, non-ASCII characters in most messages.

    Several people have mentioned this in various discussions.

    Has something been changed?
    Redneck Albertan, Kayhan and 2 others like this.
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    Re: Strange characters in messages

    Can you describe what type of device you posted from when this happened? And the software you're viewing it from?
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    • #3

      Re: Strange characters in messages

      I'm using a Windows 10 tablet with Chrome.          
      Last edited by Doug G; 07-03-2020, 12:32 AM. Reason: seems like spaces at the end of the post causes the funny A characters

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      • #4

        Re: Strange characters in messages

        I get the same thing with Windows 10 desktop.

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        • #5

          Re: Strange characters in messages

          Could this just be our Canadian accents showing? eh!  

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          • #6

            Re: Strange characters in messages

            This reply is from an Android phone using Tapatalk with 3 spaces at the end

            Sent from my SM-A520W using Tapatalk

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              Re: Strange characters in messages

              And this is from the same Windows 10 tablet using Firefox with 3 spaces at the end    

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              • #8

                Re: Strange characters in messages

                I'm using Win10, and a laptop, and my posts show what I key in.
                No funny As.
                Noel

                "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
                'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
                "

                John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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                • #9

                  Re: Strange characters in messages

                  Originally posted by Matt Matt View Post
                  Can you describe what type of device you posted from when this happened? And the software you're viewing it from?
                  Windows 10 Desktop.

                  I also see strange characters when typing a message, but they mostly seem to go away. Example in the attached image, boxed in red.
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                  • #10

                    Re: Strange characters in messages

                    Originally posted by Doug G View Post
                    I'm using a Windows 10 tablet with Chrome.          
                    That's my PC set up also and was getting them in a post reply as well as on my Samsung tablet.   No matter how many times I would edit the post, the ones I removed would be gone, but new ones would show up in different places each time.

                    Strangely, they are all gone now thru no further effort of my own.    https://forum.canadianwoodworking.co...shrooms-anyone

                    But now as I hit the new paragraph button while typing this reply, it looks like it is recurring again still.
                    Kevin

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                    • #11

                      Re: Strange characters in messages

                      I post from a Lenovo Think Pad, running Win10 with all latest updates, including those from Lenovo. I use Firefox as my web browser.

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                        Re: Strange characters in messages

                        Is there a chance the locale of the server used by Canadian Woodworking has changed?

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                          Re: Strange characters in messages

                          Originally posted by rfielder View Post
                          Is there a chance the locale of the server used by Canadian Woodworking has changed?
                          We actually did switch to a new server recently but what I am seeing happening doesn't seem to be a locale thing.

                          I am using windows 10 on a laptop and chrome browser and it is also happening to me.
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                          • #14

                            Re: Strange characters in messages

                            The symbol has not appeared in any of my posts, which are from Windows 10 desktop computers using Chrome. But they are annoying as hell when trying to read a post that is full of the things.

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                              Re: Strange characters in messages

                              Originally posted by beachburl View Post
                              I'm using Win10, and a laptop, and my posts show what I key in.
                              No funny As.
                              And Firefox browser.
                              Noel

                              "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
                              'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
                              "

                              John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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