I previously used Dreamweaver 4 without CSS and then moved onto Dreamweaver 8, again without CSS. I am trialing Dreaweaver CS5 and have updated my site content to <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> from just <HTML>
Extended characters such as e acute which used to appear correctly in earlier versions of Dreamweaver, although they appear correctly in Dreamweaver Live View now appear rather differently in Internet Explorer 8 e.g an e acute appears as A with a tilda followed by a copyright symbol. How can I correct this please?
Text encoding is not related to Doctype. Can you paste the full page code that you're using?
Since reading your message I discovered that the error occured only where I had copied text with extended characters from another website and pasted it into mine.