The '+' character, and any characters following it until a whitespace character, is being mistranslated/compressed to '±'. This has occurred in Linux trunk nightly builds 2001101608 and 2001101513 at least. I will attach a mail message that displays the bug (it's a patch, so has many occurrences).
Also observed in 2001-10-16-03-trunk Windows2000. It seems it does not concern only characters following the '+' but also the character preceding it: I first observed it while reading a C++ newsgroup!
This appears to have gone away (magically?) in 2001101908, on Linux at least.
Aha, fixed/duped by bug 104693. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 104693 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.