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    Special Characters not working !

    Hello all,

    I have a website at http://consultanta.marthi.ro/ which is made with the WiseSolution template but I have a problem that I couldn't solve...

    I can't use special Romanian (ș,ț,î,â,ă,) or Hungarian (é,á,ű,ő,ú,ü,ó) characters in the menu or in the titles (headears tags).

    I think the font is the problem, it is not supporting, but I couln't find and change the font.

    Am I right, can someone help please ?

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    It shows the characters correctly for me. You are using Arial as main font, that should have all the charactes. The document(s) are coded as UTF-8, too, so there is no problem. Perhaps there is a discrepancy with the character encoding set in the browser itself?

    On another note, you have a lot of errors in the HTML, though.

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    I know that it's a mess, I'm a starter, but I will fix those code errors.

    But I was talking about the special characters which are not shown in the menu or under the <h1> tag for example.

    You can see here. The menu shoult be this: Elsőoldal, Magamról, Szolgáltatások, Együttműködés, Elérhetőség.
    And as you can see in the place of the special characters there is nothing ...

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    Looks exactly as it should to me.

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    Checked with Firefox and all your diacritical marks were present. Possibly your browser is not using the correct font that contains these marks and/or is not set to utf-8. You can set these options if need be or try viewing with another browser.

    There actually wasn't any character encoding listed on your page which is one of the 122 HTML errors. The validator falls back to utf-8 when no character encoding is found. You are using "<meta charset="utf-8" />" with an XHTML doctype which is incorrect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marthi View Post
    I think the font is the problem, it is not supporting, but I couln't find and change the font.
    You're using Cufón-generated canvas elements to render your text using the font Kozuka Gothic Pro OpenType. Using BabelMap, I looked up one of the problematic characters in Kozuka Gothic Pro R (installed on my computer via Adobe Creative Suite?) and found that that font doesn't have a glyph for it. Browsers apparently don't do font substitution for missing characters when canvas is used, so that's your problem.

    You either need a new font or you need a Web font version of your font so the browser can substitute for missing glyphs. Given that it's an Adobe font, the latter probably means paying a monthly fee for Typekit...

    As for people not seeing the issue: it isn't immediately evident for people like myself who use browser extensions like NoScript; scripts like Cufón won't run until your site's been whitelisted, your site will fallback to regular text, and the browser will do font substitution (at least in Firefox).
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    Thank you all,

    I know that I have a lot to work and correct all errors on my site. As I mentioned I'm a starter in this field and I have to learn a lot.

    Thanks Arbitrator for the response, my only problem now is that I couldn't find any font file, or code on my site which indicates the font and could be changed, so I really don't know how to solve my problem. Could you help ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbitrator View Post
    As for people not seeing the issue: it isn't immediately evident for people like myself who use browser extensions like NoScript; scripts like Cufón won't run until your site's been whitelisted, your site will fallback to regular text, and the browser will do font substitution (at least in Firefox).
    Ha, I didn’t even think of that! Now I see it, too.

    Marthi, look at http://marthi.ro/consultanta/new2/js/cufon-replace.js, this is where the font replacement happens. And there are three more files called Kozuka_Gothic_Pro_OpenType_300.font.js, …700.font.js and …900.font.js.
    The font files must be on your server somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marthi View Post
    Thanks Arbitrator for the response, my only problem now is that I couldn't find any font file, or code on my site which indicates the font and could be changed, so I really don't know how to solve my problem. Could you help ?
    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    Marthi, look at http://marthi.ro/consultanta/new2/js/cufon-replace.js, this is where the font replacement happens. And there are three more files called Kozuka_Gothic_Pro_OpenType_300.font.js, …700.font.js and …900.font.js.
    The font files must be on your server somewhere.
    My impression was that someone uploaded the fonts to the Cufón website, which seems to convert them to JavaScript-based outlines. So, those JavaScript files contain the font outline data which is used to rasterize text displayed in the font to canvas elements. (Not sure if that was the intent, but it looks like an interesting way of getting around desktop-only font licenses, which typically only allow Web-facing use of rasterized glyphs.)

    I assume the Cufón fix would be to upload different fonts at the Cufón website, replace the Cufón font scripts, and update the corresponding CSS references to the fonts. You could also manually correct the fonts by adding in the missing glyphs if you know how to edit them.

    The other fixes are to scrap Cufón altogether and: (A) use Web fonts, (B) rely on user-installed fonts, or (C) use pre-rendered images.
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