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Weird Character on Website Title

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by Peoney, Mar 5, 2013.

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    Hi does anyone experience this? - When I click the title of the post to open it i can see the title of the website have an extra character that looks like an A with a crown. This character follows the Website Title. For example if the website Title is Flower and the post title is Rose flower it should be Flower >> Rose Flower. at the top of the browser.
    But lately it becomes - Flower A (A with crown) >> Rose Flower I don't know what this is.
    Peoney, Mar 5, 2013 IP
  2. themes4all

    themes4all Well-Known Member

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    is this happen on your website or in your browser!? can you please explain !?
    themes4all, Mar 5, 2013 IP
  3. wiicker95

    wiicker95 Well-Known Member

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    You left us out on the cold so we can only guess here, but the most obvious answer you'll be getting, another question to be more specific, is : Did you escape your greater-than signs? If you didn't, you should. Write "Flowers > > Roses" instead.

    By the way, is your title dynamically generated by some sort of a variable or a function?
    If it is, you should look into that. Maybe the the last letter of your website title has an accent, or it's some weird glyph - escape that one too.
    wiicker95, Mar 5, 2013 IP
  4. kk5st

    kk5st Prominent Member

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    The surest way to get an authoritative answer on this one is to post a link. My first guess is a character encoding mismatch. To test that out requires us to see the actual server output, including http headers.


    kk5st, Mar 5, 2013 IP
  5. deathshadow

    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    By "crown over it" I assume you mean a circumflex, tilde, carat or some other extended character. If you cannot find any extra characters in the code or on the back end, the most likely cause is a character encoding mismatch... Your code is sending one character set, the mime-type is set to another.

    But as Gary said, without us seeing the page in question, we are all guessing wildly.

    That said, as a rule of thumb I advise AGAINST using greater than or less than signs, much less most of the extended characters in a title. If a hyphen (minus sign) is good enough for the browser to put the browser name after the title, it should be good enough for your site to use too; that way it's CONSISTENT.

    I never really understood why people use things like vertical breaks or, right angle quotes, greater than signs, etc, etc, as their title delimiters -- they all look like arse and aren't consistent with what the browsers themselves do there!
    deathshadow, Mar 6, 2013 IP