I found the
Æis a single quote/apostrophe on stackoverflow.
ô öcombo looks like quotation marks because the same words with quotes are in the post.
I am guessing
àis an ellipsis [...] from context. The
ûis a dash in the body of the post.
There are only a few of these substitutions and I'd like to fix them, but not at the risk of putting a wrong character in due to guessing. It has to be right or I'll leave them alone.
Any idea where to find a list to decode these?
EDIT TO ADD: I checked an archive.org copy of the forum which shows the posts on the old software before conversion, and there is a diamond. First thought is an ftp issue, but why just one user?