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Strange £ Sign

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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Hi all.

I'm using the £ sign on an HTML page.

Todate this has been ok.

However today when I enter the £ sign it looks ok, but on the page it has a large A infront of every one and on every page and every browser.

I can't reproduce the A here so I've included an image of it.

Has anyone had this and know a solution?

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Community Expert , Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

This is most likely a charset encoding issue.

Look at the top of your html code. You should have something similar to the following...

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>

Make sure you're using the right doctype (html5's version shown) and character set meta tag (utf-8 should show all of your special characters without issue). 

If you already have those set, share a link to your page so we can take a look and see if something else might be causing

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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This is most likely a charset encoding issue.

Look at the top of your html code. You should have something similar to the following...

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>

Make sure you're using the right doctype (html5's version shown) and character set meta tag (utf-8 should show all of your special characters without issue). 

If you already have those set, share a link to your page so we can take a look and see if something else might be causing the issue for you.

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Excellent Jon.

That was exactly what was missing.

Thanks for yoyr help.

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I would advise not using the £ symbol but the html entity &pound;

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