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Since the recent malware attack, tick boxes and other symbols are showing as codes. ☐ ☑ ☒ ☉ ≈ ? ➢ ➤ ?► ✓ ✔ ◄ ►

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it's actually more to do with the setting of your rich text box

see if you have a different result if you click the first button in the BBC list above posting (looks like a little grey lightswitch)

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I always use the first button (toggle editing mode) when inserting text, for editing purposes.

Clicking that button alternately changes only the text font between my usual Courier New and Tahoma. The codes still appear with either setting when clicking Preview Post.

 

☐ ☑ ☒ ☉ — ➢ ➤ —► ✓ ✔ ◄ ►

 

Some of my older posts with tick boxes do show correctly. Only since the malware attack in November has this issue appeared.

 

Is anyone on the forum seeing the tick boxes, arrows and check marks which I inserted above, correctly?

 

Edit: (should look like this) . . . jqGPh.png

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I still get the occasional odd thing happening with rich text enabled, which it is all of the time, but I've never had what you're experiencing K.

 

Unless someone chips in with the same experience, this couldn't be some form of account corruption in the database could it? A squirly thing?

 

 

EDIT: XP and Opera by the way.

 

EDIT2: Alan's right. The years are flying off you. :)

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wxp home, ie8 here. Just an FYI:

 

Clicking on the reply panel shows this:

 

th_piri_editor1.jpg

 

Clicking on "More Reply Options" or "Use Full Editor" shows this:

 

th_piri_editor2.jpg

 

Edit: +1 for Dennis's post, you look younger every day. :) Nice.

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Yes. These:

 

☐ ☑ ☒ ☉ — ➢ ➤ —► ✓ ✔ ◄ ►

 

Not a clue what they mean, but yes i see em. When i open them in the editor they look like the picture below:

 

th_piri_editor3.jpg

 

But outside of the editor they look like the numbers in my post.

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I think I was typing when you posted that. Read post 7 again. I see a line of codes in your post and mine, these:

☐ ☑ ☒ ☉ — ➢ ➤  —► ✓ ✔ ◄ ►

 

But in the editor I see the characters in that picture from photobucket.

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K, how do you make those symbols?

 

And just out of interest, if I paste those codes in to my editor, I just get the codes and not the symbols as Login does, even after previewing.

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. . . if I paste those codes in to my editor, I just get the codes and not the symbols as Login does, even after previewing.

 

The codes don't show the symbols as in the past cos the forums are broken.

 

. . . how do you make those symbols?

 

I'd simply copy them from a wondrous Unicode Character Map and paste into the forums, but that physics.ox.ac.uk site has discontinued them.

 

You can copy some from my old post and save them into a UTF text file, and post when the forums get fixed.

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OK. Save 'em, people.

 

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╋ ★ ☆ ✓ ✔ ✕ ✚ ✛ ◄ ► ▲ ▼ △ ▽ ◆ ◇ » > < x ≤ ≥ ⏀

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Yea!!! Thanks Hulk

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