Alright we are nearing our site completion at:
We are using a blog system by Greymatter.
As we were finishing the archive styling yesterday for the blog entries out of nowhere all the ' " or apostrophes turned into Question Marks. We did a google search and found that there is an error when you use Word programs of various types to type something, then copy it into a form and post it on the web. It has something to do with Rich Text, Smart Quotes, or Curly Quotes.
Here is a few helpful links explaining the problem:
I'm sorry here people, and maybe it's because I'm a n00b or something but i cannot get over the fact that your copying text from a program into a form on the web, and how some hidden character attributes get transferred as well.
That just insane. It makes me feel in thinking it through that the actual end users have all the power, meaning i can hit right click copy any image online and then open up an image program and hit paste and it's there. Yet why would it work in reverse?
I would like a fix to this issue and am shocked to believe with as many genius coders in the world why there isn't a fix unless I just haven't found it yet. I mean why can't we apply a code to either the Greymatter Blog, Vbulletin forum, or all our website pages to not recognize special characters and just have things appear as plain text, eliminating any special characters.
In short I don't understand why there isn't a "protection code" fix to stop CSS or HTML coding to read things incorrectly.
If there really is no work around or code fix to this can someone please explain to me like I know nothing about computers at all as to why this occurs?? As well as any suggestions you may have as work arounds.