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After updating Firefox Blogger won't let me post and special characters disappear

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After I updated to the latest Firefox, I can't post articles in Blogger. If I copy and paste the text and image, then sometimes it will post...if I even make changes on older posts it still won't let me post. If I just post text, then it will let me post!

After I updated to the latest Firefox, I can't post articles in Blogger. If I copy and paste the text and image, then sometimes it will post...if I even make changes on older posts it still won't let me post. If I just post text, then it will let me post!

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-GB; rv:1.9.1.13) Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.5.13

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TmartinT 0 solutions 8 answers

Hello eleanorjay,

                                   This sounds like a compatibility issue .

Had you no warnings , whilst upgrading ?

Something like "missing dependency's"  ?

What happens when you reinstall the former version ?

Or even better , can you do an update on the original browser ?

(I think on your OS X 10.6 that would be Liferia ,not to sure)

Try and give a reply here , it could be both ways wrong .

Greetings

Martin

Hello eleanorjay, This sounds like a compatibility issue . Had you no warnings , whilst upgrading ? Something like "missing dependency's" ? What happens when you reinstall the former version ? Or even better , can you do an update on the original browser ? (I think on your OS X 10.6 that would be Liferia ,not to sure) Try and give a reply here , it could be both ways wrong . Greetings Martin

Question owner

Dear Martin, thank you for your suggestion and I will give it a try. I haven't changed anything on my notebook Mac or desktop Mac except upgrading Firefox so I'm guessing that is the common denominator! Anyway, I can only post text onto my blog posts and not any images. I did try to change to the new editor and you'll see from the attached picture, the editor just goes schizo so I changed back to the old one and then no images only text. Funny though, if I copy and paste everything (including pix) it can post, but this isn't a solution because all the images are out of sync. Also on my computers I can't see the special characters in the text, although if you view the blogs on Safari you can! Also, I tried posting from safari and still no pix! It's all very weird. I've never had any problems before and have at least 15 blogs with all levels on modified coding - I'm really frustrated because I need to blog!

ps - this message is what flashes up when I try to post with a picture!

Dear Martin, thank you for your suggestion and I will give it a try. I haven't changed anything on my notebook Mac or desktop Mac except upgrading Firefox so I'm guessing that is the common denominator! Anyway, I can only post text onto my blog posts and not any images. I did try to change to the new editor and you'll see from the attached picture, the editor just goes schizo so I changed back to the old one and then no images only text. Funny though, if I copy and paste everything (including pix) it can post, but this isn't a solution because all the images are out of sync. Also on my computers I can't see the special characters in the text, although if you view the blogs on Safari you can! Also, I tried posting from safari and still no pix! It's all very weird. I've never had any problems before and have at least 15 blogs with all levels on modified coding - I'm really frustrated because I need to blog! ps - this message is what flashes up when I try to post with a picture!

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TmartinT 0 solutions 8 answers

Hello again eleanorjay ,

                                         when you uninstall Firefox , what happens ?

As you mentioned above that Safari won't do the posting either , then the problem isn't with Safari or Firefox .

Maybe , you have some configuration setting , witch prevents any browser from uploading photos .

When your PC is behind a server (proxy or firewall etc...) it could be them who limit the upload when presented in http or blogger format.

There are a lot of possible causes . To find out , you'll need to go step by step .

First , uninstall Firefox , then upgrade Safari and blogger . This will also install the newest libraries.

See wat happens , at your place and connection , and probably do also a test on an other location .

Also , for the special characters , think twice before using them !

For an example , when I haven't Mandarin char's installed on my PC , either I get scrambled eggs , ... or nothing to look at .

The same for most char sets , its even more complicated than at first glance , they need to be compatible for the Operating System in use AND with the sender's call .

That's the reason why I ask to upgrade Safari and Blogger , they will call in the newest (most universal) fonts & chars and more .

Let me know , and good luck .

Greetings

Martin

Hello again eleanorjay , when you uninstall Firefox , what happens ? As you mentioned above that Safari won't do the posting either , then the problem isn't with Safari or Firefox . Maybe , you have some configuration setting , witch prevents any browser from uploading photos . When your PC is behind a server (proxy or firewall etc...) it could be them who limit the upload when presented in http or blogger format. There are a lot of possible causes . To find out , you'll need to go step by step . First , uninstall Firefox , then upgrade Safari and blogger . This will also install the newest libraries. See wat happens , at your place and connection , and probably do also a test on an other location . Also , for the special characters , think twice before using them ! For an example , when I haven't Mandarin char's installed on my PC , either I get scrambled eggs , ... or nothing to look at . The same for most char sets , its even more complicated than at first glance , they need to be compatible for the Operating System in use AND with the sender's call . That's the reason why I ask to upgrade Safari and Blogger , they will call in the newest (most universal) fonts & chars and more . Let me know , and good luck . Greetings Martin

Question owner

Dear Martin - hi again. Well I think the Firefox update has definitely affected the special character sets although I can still see the 'arrows' on the post title! But we have figured out, through modifying the coding when we post, a way to still make it work...it's not the smoothest way to post, but still do-able.

I will upgrade Safari and see if this has an impact on Firefox. Many thanks for your help and interest - technology really is crazy...strange how no-one else seems to have had this problem though because there must be loads of people using new Firefox to run their Blogger blogs!

Best wishes Eleanor

Dear Martin - hi again. Well I think the Firefox update has definitely affected the special character sets although I can still see the 'arrows' on the post title! But we have figured out, through modifying the coding when we post, a way to still make it work...it's not the smoothest way to post, but still do-able. I will upgrade Safari and see if this has an impact on Firefox. Many thanks for your help and interest - technology really is crazy...strange how no-one else seems to have had this problem though because there must be loads of people using new Firefox to run their Blogger blogs! Best wishes Eleanor
TmartinT 0 solutions 8 answers

your welcome

"technology really is crazy... "

Well , its not technology being crazy , its people and their avarice .

Historically , at the birth and availability from OS 's , say 20 y ago , they fought each other to the dead .

To protect and promote their proprietary software , they did all the possible , to make things NOT interchangeable .

Internet wasn't widely spread , and thus not in their mindset .

Some people had a sometimes working computer .

Was not connected , but they could do some layout , or mathematics or whatever .

When need be , they could send a FLOPPY by post , and get it back with the remark from receiver : UNREADABLE on my system .

Sometimes they could "translate" their coding , with a mostly expensive program (guess who makes & sells it) and send de floppy again .

You see , we are left with their legacy and struggling .

The ideal world would mean : scrap the old junk and start again .

Greetings from Flanders (Belgium)

Martin

your welcome "technology really is crazy... " Well , its not technology being crazy , its people and their avarice . Historically , at the birth and availability from OS 's , say 20 y ago , they fought each other to the dead . To protect and promote their proprietary software , they did all the possible , to make things NOT interchangeable . Internet wasn't widely spread , and thus not in their mindset . Some people had a sometimes working computer . Was not connected , but they could do some layout , or mathematics or whatever . When need be , they could send a FLOPPY by post , and get it back with the remark from receiver : UNREADABLE on my system . Sometimes they could "translate" their coding , with a mostly expensive program (guess who makes & sells it) and send de floppy again . You see , we are left with their legacy and struggling . The ideal world would mean : scrap the old junk and start again . Greetings from Flanders (Belgium) Martin
roxannerogers 0 solutions 2 answers

I've had lots of problems with firefox and blogger... well, the same problem for a long time, and no one seems to be able to help me. I cannot view the list of webfonts available in blogger. I can with Internet explorer, though.

I've had lots of problems with firefox and blogger... well, the same problem for a long time, and no one seems to be able to help me. I cannot view the list of webfonts available in blogger. I can with Internet explorer, though.