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    Beginner needing help already

    I've created a sample site (using notepad) to test what I have learned so far and already I have a Problem. At the top of my page this appears:

    

    What is it and how do I get rid of it?

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    It is nothing and you simply delete it in your notepad. Probably you clicked the wrong keys or you changed the letter face, something that used another table of characters or something like that.

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    Thanks. I double checked my code and found a couple of errors. I appreciate the help.

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    No probs. That's why we are here for (or at least, we try)

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    There's another possibility, though I think Molona

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    Hi, Molona, how's my favorite interviewer?


    had it right. I have a corrupted copy of Helvetica that throws insane Cyrillic glyphs up instead of English characters in <h1>headers. One of the stranger things I've seen lately.

    Anyway, worth noting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Max View Post
    There's another possibility, though I think Molona

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    Hi, Molona, how's my favorite interviewer?


    I have a corrupted copy of Helvetica that throws insane Cyrillic glyphs up instead of English characters in <h1>headers.
    I didn't have a clue. Thank you

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    Doing fine, thanks. Nice weather here, it looks as spring has come sooner than ever... it is lovely but I am allergic... I can't decide if I am happy about it or not

    How is my favourite interviewee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgore View Post
    At the top of my page this appears:

    

    What is it and how do I get rid of it?
    This looks like a UTF-8 BOM (byte order mark) interpreted as ISO 8859-1. In other words, there's a mismatch between the character encoding you saved your file with and the encoding you (or your server) declare for the page.

    Notepad always (stupidly) uses a BOM if you save as UTF-8.

    Either save the files as ISO 8859-1 (or whatever encoding you declare) or change the encoding declaration to UTF-8.
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    Instead of you notepad. Why don't you use a text editor that highlights the code. It makes finding mistakes very easy, and there are a bunch of free ones out there.

    I use HTML-Kit mainly because that is what I started using about ten years ago and don't want to switch to something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussAdams View Post
    Instead of you notepad. Why don't you use a text editor that highlights the code. It makes finding mistakes very easy, and there are a bunch of free ones out there.

    I use HTML-Kit mainly because that is what I started using about ten years ago and don't want to switch to something else.
    I agree 100%. CuteHTML works well for me. For what your needs are, I would try to get a copy of dreamweaver. It is so much easier to learn HTML with the visual guide
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