nytimes.com - feed using ’ as an apostrophe

RESOLVED FIXED

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Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
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minor
RESOLVED FIXED
11 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: molecularbiophysics, Unassigned)

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11 years ago
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).
Assignee: nobody → english-us
Component: Bookmarks → English US
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: bookmarks → english-us
Summary: live bookmarks show apostrophe wrongly → nytimes.com - feed using ’ as an apostrophe
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.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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