User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0 This is the RSS feed I have in my bookmarks: http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Opinion.xml When you press on the feed, the title of the page displays "apostrophe" wrongly. The wrongly displayed page SCREENSHOT is below: http://www.geocities.com/molecularbiophysics/mozilla/apos.png The page referred to: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/09/opinion/09thu1.html?ex=1320728400&en=9e12174f7a3c1341&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Many thanks Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Put http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Opinion.xml 2. 3. Actual Results: The wrongly displayed page SCREENSHOT is below: http://www.geocities.com/molecularbiophysics/mozilla/apos.png Expected Results: Apostrophe must be OK In some other feed I have the "apostrophe" is shown correctly. So I dont know if it is a bug with website / Firefox.
They're using ’ as an apostrophe, and while the character at code point 146 in the windows-1252 charset (which they aren't using) is in fact an apostrophe, numeric character references in XML refer to the Unicode code point, which as your font nicely points out is P(rivate)U(se)2 (most fonts, it's just blank).
And, near as I can tell, they fixed it: I see lots of correct and usable ’ right single curly quotes used as apostrophes, but not a single ’ in any of their feeds.