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Getting rid of "Replacement Character" symbols

  • tiffany_sands


    Hello! I’m new to BBPress and this is my first installation.

    I’m getting � “REPLACEMENT CHARACTER” showing up. Usually this means there’s some encoding interpretation problem. I’ve added the following meta to my heading, but am still getting the replacement characters.

    <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=iso-8859-1″>

    Any ideas on how to resolve?

    Thanks bunches.

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  • Robin W


    I can see lots of ‘?’ – is this your issue??

    It could be a theme or plugin issue


    Deactivate all but bbpress and see if this fixes. if it does, re-enable one at a time to see which is causing the error.


    If plugins don’t pinpoint the problem, as a test switch to a default theme such as twentytwelve, and see if this fixes.

    come back with the results !

    Your theme is doing this:

    Look at your CSS file, line #95

    ul li:before {
      position: absolute;
      font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
      content: "\e98a1e";
      color: #f6cf08;
      font-size: 14px;
      line-height: 20px;
      left: 0;
      top: 0;

    It’s inserting content: "\e98a1e"; before every unordered list element.

    You see the same issue on your about page

    I’d suggest contacting the theme authors, about this, it has nothing to do with any encoding issues, and p.s. any encoding issues in a WordPress world you should use UTF8 😉

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