Corrupted Characters on firefox(and other browser)

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  1. sendyo
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    I get corrupted character like this on random webpages: сE�псE�осE�ватсE
    It shows up fine in English but in other languages it comes up like the above.

    Thanks.
     
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    Make sure your browser has UTF-8 encoding enabled.
     
  3. sendyo
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    How do I enable for Firefox?
     
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    I don't use Firefox, but I think there is useful information here: http://bit.ly/1dnO9B7
     
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    I set it to UTF-8 but same problem.
     
  6. Cyan

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    Which language are you trying to display? Which website?
    Either you are using the wrong encoding (the webpage should tell which encoding it's using, and the browser set it accordingly without user's input), or the website doesn't provide the encoding.
    Firefox (or your font) is not compatible with all characters, and unknown characters are either rendered as interrogation point, or as a square with character's hex value inside.
     
  7. sendyo
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    Look where it says languages on the left. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode

    Any language shows up corrupted. I was previously able to view the font of the languages but now they all come up corrupted.

    Examples:
    БеларусE�E�E�E�асE/a>
    БеларусE�E�E�E�асE
    (тарашкевісE�E�E�E�)E/a>
    नुE�E�E�E��E�E�E�ाली नुE�E�E�E��E�E�E�ाल भाषा 日本誁E/a> сE�E�E�E�псE�E�E�E�осE�E�E�E�ватсE�E�E�E�и తుE�E�E�E��E�E�E�ుగుE/a> தமிழுE/a> తుE�E�E�E��E�E�E�ుగుE/a> แE�E�E�E��E�E�E�ย 粵誁E/a> 中斁E/a> УкраїнсE�E�E�E�ка

    Also, it comes up like this on any page that's not using English characters.
    Same problem on Google Chrome.
     

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  8. Daemauroa

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    just grasping in the dark, but it does seem that some of those unicode ''packs'' aren't loaded, to say the least. this is only a guess by someone who doesn't know a lot of this.
    tried resetting firefox btw? it does reset other things like addons and preferences I think, but it can fix it.
    I think it was help>troubleshoot information, or type in the adress bar
    ''about:support''

    without the ''
    at the top of this page you'll find a button with ''reset firefox''
    however, only use when all else fails I think, because it may be a pain to get everything like you want.
     
  9. Cyan

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    he said it's doing the same in another browser, so it's not a firefox setting.
    If it's a cross platform problem, maybe your default font (set in your OS) doesn't have unicode support?
    Though, it looks like it's more an encoding problem than a missing font (it displays multiple characters instead of one for 2-to-4-bytes long characters)
    You even have mixed results (japanese use both correct kanji, and malformed encoding)
    日本語
    語 this one is not correctly displayed

    on wikipedia, if you right-click > page information > general tab : encoding is set to UTF-8 ?

    The language column looks fine on my firefox (25.0)
     
  10. sendyo
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    Nevermind I figured it out.
    There was a malware program know as Sendori installed on my computer once I removed that everything was normal again.
    Except one thing, which was what you said above.

    "語 this one is not correctly displayed"

    Not sure what happened to that character.

    It only displays incorrectly on Wikipedia though, not on here.