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RE: Access Database Renders Unrecognizable Characters

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 10:49:58 -0500
To: "Laurie Davis-Covin" <laurie.davis-covin@nist.gov>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENMECBEHAA.foliot@wats.ca>

My instinctive guess is that you have a character set issue.

Character set issues are becoming increasingly an visible problem now that I
am currently using Netscape 7.1... content "imported" directly from other
sources into "web pages" (including "copy and paste" content) often have
problems with upper ASCII characters such as " and '... resulting in some
weird screen output (I?ve seen this type of ?problem? all to often...).
Word (and I believe all Office Applications) in North America (and Western
Europe?) use by default charset 1252; perhaps this is the root of your
problems?

JF
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John Foliot  foliot@wats.ca
Web Accessibility Specialist / Co-founder of WATS.ca
Web Accessibility Testing and Services
http://www.wats.ca   1.866.932.4878 (North America)

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> Subject: Access Database Renders Unrecognizable Characters
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> We are having discussions on why our access database (publications
> submissions, etc.) renders a combination
> of characters, one of which is the first capital letter C, as an
> unrecognizable character. Does this trigger any
> similar experiences?
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> Laurie Davis-Covin, Web Specialist/Writer
> National Institute of Standards and Technology
> 100 Bureau Drive
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> Gaithersburg, MD 20899
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