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How do you prevent HTML special character coding from displaying on a website?

An article in the Wall Street Journal (wsj.com) displays HTML special character code instead of the actual character, the greater-than sign. Thus, instead of displaying >, the article displays &...
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Detecting mixed character codes to catch spam

I manage code detecting spam in contact forms, a common technique spammers use is mixing character codes so content checks will not recognise the phrases but a user will, as long as they are viewing ...
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Special characters from ISO-8859-1 encode website come out mangled (�) in Google search results

My website encoding is ISO-8859-1. ISO-8859-1 is defined as charset in the web pages and Google Search results have always looked good. However, for several weeks now, special characters (é, à, è, â, ...
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DHIS 2.30 is displaying some icons and buttons with corrupted characters

I have installed DHIS2 2.30 on tomcat 9 with PostgreSQL. I have a problem with the display. For example, when I go to 'Maintenance', the button for 'Add' and 'List' are not showing right. They are ...
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Putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast) can be problematic?

I consider putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast). I have a webpage with the h1 of "Questions and answers" and I'd like the webpage path to be just q&a (like ...
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Can the encoding of a document be declared using “charSet” instead of “charset”?

One of the websites I am working on declares ecoding of the HTML file using <meta charSet="utf-8"/> (notice the capital S) instead of <meta charset="utf-8"/>. I am aware that this is not ...
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Is it better to use latin or Japanese characters in URL? [duplicate]

If I want to reach native Japanese speakers, which slug is better; 1/ english-dictionary.com 2/ 英語の辞書.com There are several questions on this but none seem to give a clear answer.
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Which URL is SEO friendly when it comes to non ASCII characters?

/λαδοκολλα-περι-ανεμων /ladokolla-peri-anemon In the first URL I'm using the same business name, while in the second one I have converted the business name to Latin characters. We know that the non ...
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SEO impact of using non-Latin characters in URL

Is there a negative SEO impact if I use non-Latin characters in my URL? For example, suppose I want to have a page about sweets. I am targeting the keyword お菓子 which is in Japanese. Should I go for ...
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Could an .htaccess affect charset options in another directory?

My company is still running a ~12 year old CMS for project management and until yesterday it was working fine. Then I uploaded a version of Tiki Wiki CMS to complete separate folder on the same ...
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How do I link to web pages with umlauts in their filename?

I am trying to create an HTML link to a web page hosted on an Apache server that contains umlauts (in my test case it is ä.html). So I tried the following in HTML: <a href='ä.html'>ä.html</...
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SEO impact on using Unicode escapes over encoded characters?

For text content on a site - say for example, a Chinese language site I could use HTML escapes: &#24211;&#23384;&#20102;&#30005;&#27668;&#21644;&#30005;&#23376;&#...
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Character coding on Tumblr: how it affects SEO?

So I have a blog on Tumblr I use with my own domain name. I started it to try out how can I SEO it on my own money so I can learn new stuff. So far so good. As I started to use HTML edit mode on ...
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Charset UTF-8 still shows special signs as question mark

For some reason, I can't show special signs on my website. This is my DOCTYPE line: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd"> And this is the ...
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Character encoding issue in mysql database when working on a MacBook (OSX 10.10)

I'm attempting to get my web development environment running on my MacBook (OSX 10.10 with MAMP), but I'm stuck on an annoying character encoding issue. When originally developing my site in a Windows ...
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Fixing french language characters - some OK some not

I need to fix some pages on a friend website somebody did for him. It is a french-speaking website. Here is the code of the page showing all OK characters, ...followed by the code of a non-OK showing ...