HELP ME: Smiley Problem in Netscape

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HELP ME: Smiley Problem in Netscape

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Hi all, I am a newbie, I recently setup my 2 forums.
It's working fine with IE5x, 6x

But in Netscape 4.7x when I insert a smiley, my all
non-english texts become ??????????????????
(and cursor movess to the first character of the message)

My operating system is: Windows 98
phpBB2 version is: RC-3, no extra mods
Tried encodings : ISO-8859-1 & x-user-defined
Language setis : "en" , but using non-english fonts till i develop a language pack.
The language i use is: Tamil

I would appreciate if anyone explains me why it's happening in Netscape?
Is it a bug?? How to fix it.

Thanks, in advance.

Raj
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how to fix? Don't use the javascript links or switch to Netscape 6.2+ :)
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NN4.7x and smilies?

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so if i'm using nn4.7x and select a smilie it shouldn't work?

:D :o 8O :wink:

gotta post to see

guess i didn't understand the question - real newbie here - still have to set up my board - could be in to deep though
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RAJ states that using the clickable smilies in NS 4 changes all the special chars he's written (in his native language) become question marks.
I'd claim this to be a bug in NS 4 rather than phpBB ;)
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Guess I can't read - :oops:
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Post by RAJ »

Thanks hsim, for clarifying it to others.

My purpose of posting it here is:

1) Want the input of all other non-latin users, whether they too face similar problem in Netscape 4.7x or only me.

2) Is there any remedy for this? (I don't like to force my users to use a certain browser or certain version).

Thanks, looking forward to your inputs.
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Guess I can't read - :oops:
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I think there is little you can do about since this is Netscape's fault.
The onliest thing you could do is warn your users or completely remove the clicksmilies from your template.

Because of the little CSS support and some other glitches in Netscape 4 I'd recommend your users upgrading to Netscape 6. But of course it should always be a goal to make your website viewable with all Netscape and other non-MS browsers.
For the ones that don't can or want change browser, a warning is the best thing you could do (imho).

I'm using Mozilla, Netscape 6 opensource base and I have no problems typing e.g. my name -> ƒVƒ‚ƒ“-‚³‚ñ 8) <- and using smilies :) ((inserted via click (ye I know I can't prove))
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hsim wrote: I think there is little you can do about since this is Netscape's fault.
The onliest thing you could do is warn your users or completely remove the clicksmilies from your template.

Because of the little CSS support and some other glitches in Netscape 4 I'd recommend your users upgrading to Netscape 6. But of course it should always be a goal to make your website viewable with all Netscape and other non-MS browsers.
For the ones that don't can or want change browser, a warning is the best thing you could do (imho).


1) That's what I'm going to do. If want to use, upgrade the browser or don't use that feature.

2) One small clarification needed. You used the term "ClickSmilies"! Is there any other Smilies or Any other way to insert smilies? So that I can advise my Netscape 4.x users to use it alternatively?
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Post by RAJ »

buz wrote: Guess I can't read - :oops:


Hi buz,

So, you too have the same problem.

BTW, What native language are you using?
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Post by hsim »

I think he just wanted to say that he didn't understand what you were saying Image
Well you can insert smilies by simply typing them.
i.e.
:D becomes Image
:) becomes Image
:( becomes Image
and so on. For the first 20 smilies it is easy to figure out the right keystroke, just hold your mouse over one of the smilies to the right and you'll see something like
javascript:emoticon(':o')
- the bold one is what you need to type to get the smilie appearing.
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toooo stupid ???????

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..... a might harsh eh? :x

how 'bout 'too new' to understand!
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sorry ;)
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np - ty :wink:
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np - ty :wink:
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