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French accents display as question marks as do spaces?


I run a website listing French châteaux and all the accents show up as ? all the time. Spaces also show up as question marks. I'm on mac 10.4 and using Firefox 3.6.3

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== i'm not sure but it happens all the time and not in safari

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  • -Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • http://www.facebook.com/fbplugin/
  • iPhoto6
  • 2.0.31005.0
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 GTB7.0

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Under extensions it just says Google Toolbar for Firefox 7.0.20100326M

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Can you post a link?

With which encoding did you create that text and which encoding does the server send (Tools > Page Info)?