Weird text characters in RSS capsule text display

  1. timorous profile image86
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    I've recently added some RSS capsules to a few of my hubs.

    What's with the weird characters being substituted anywhere I've used punctuation marks, such as apostrophes, long dashes, etc?

    If I view the hub in Google Chrome, all these (very common) characters are replaced with an 'a' character with a '^' above it.  In Firefox, each one is substituted with a very weird looking boxed character.

    This looks very un-professional, and is making our hubs look really amateur.  Could the staff look into this as soon as possible, please.

    1. Edweirdo profile image85
      Edweirdoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This happens when people write hubs in programs like Microsoft Word, which uses fancy curly quote marks and other custom punctuation characters. These are non-standard characters outside of the Word software, and the technology that generates the RSS feed cannot interpret them into recognizable characters.

  2. dingdong profile image61
    dingdongposted 7 years ago

    I'm also looking for an explanation to the same!