Text that says "Africa, an Overcrowded Continent" is being generated by my CMS as Africa, an Overcrowded Continent. this is how it appears in the client. when i try to validate the page, W3C says there are characters it can not interpret as utf8.
obviously this is an issue with character encoding. im just wondering why it only generates these characters between certain words, and not others?
edit: in my original posting, the error did not appear. & # 160; is what appears between overcrowded and continent. i can not google that string (no results appear?) and its not rendered on page. it does appear in the source which makes believe its actually equal to a "space", but W3C can nevertheless validate my page cause of it.
so how could i stop this stuff from appearing in my source? it appears in an article which is entered into the cms by the author and he entered nothing i can see that would have caused these characters to appear.