In Reply to: Hmm posted by 1973shovel on April 9, 2017 at 06:53:42:
Yes, you guessed correctly.
This is one of these areas where we should have left well enough alone. Some time ago, we converted the database to UTF-8 which is one of those great relatively new things. Afterward, we found problems with 8 bit characters and differences between the Windows and ISO character sets and translations along with some platform issues. We've done some workarounds for the common characters, but you found another one.
So, when one of the characters gets saved to the db, it truncates the post after that character. Because the posts also get saved in an html format on disk, you can see the old post in your edits and that character gets shown as the funny black diamond whereas the messages you see are generated from the db where it is truncated.
You can still edit the post and copy the original from a saved edit version and replace the diamond character with a non-correct 'u' for the microfarad symbol.
The new responsive code base that we're working on now will have a re-written post routine and one of the things we're going to try to do is to get that bug licked completely.
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Topic - Hmm - 1973shovel 06:53:42 04/09/17 (4)