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A user has used FTP to transfer some HTML files to our webserver. These HTML files contain characters such as:

‘ ’

which aren't properly encoded in HTML markup. When they've been uploaded, the website displays the � character (which can sometimes happen), but even if I open the HTML file in gedit directly on the server, the same encoding problem is there.

Any ideas on why this would happen?

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It might help to set your transfer mode to "binary"

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Thanks, I wasn't aware of the different FTP transfer modes. – VirtualMe Mar 4 '10 at 10:38

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