4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 26, 2017 11:18 AM by WolfShade

    CFTEXTAREA, richtext, and black diamond question marks

    WolfShade Level 4

      Hello, all,


      I have inherited a project that (sadly) uses CFFORM and some of the related elements, including a CFTEXTAREA with richtext="yes" attribute.  This application will take the text from an online news article and insert it into a database to be displayed on a local restricted webpage (with a link to the actual online article), as well as generate an email with all of that days entries and send it to a list of people who are signed up to receive said email.


      The datatype for the article text is CLOB (Oracle 12g).  The pages are set to UTF-8 encoding.  I believe the email is also set for type="html" with UTF-8 encoding.


      Every so often, text is entered that contains characters that FireFox v52.x.x and IE11 don't like, and are replaced with a black diamond icon that has a question mark inside it.  I believe this is happening with just apostrophe, but I can't swear to it.


      What is happening, and how do I correct it?



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