User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7 When I open the link http://www.expreso.com.mx/PortalNovo/sitio/nota.php?cod_idioma=3&cod_conteudo=29445&cod=313&tipoINICIO=&codconteudoINICIO=29445 I get what looks like china or japan characters (NOT extended ascii, I am very familiarized with that stuff). Some in other links. Something like 2% of the text I see is "garbage" (to me!). Not with other browsers Cheers Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.go to http://www.expreso.com.mx/PortalNovo/sitio/nota.php?cod_idioma=3&cod_conteudo=29445&cod=313&tipoINICIO=&codconteudoINICIO=29445 2. Try the same link in other browser Actual Results: Strange characters I can NOT identify (but look Asiatic to me). In part of the page or in the all of the page. Expected Results: The text in any West European set of characters I often change between Portuguese, English (uk, us), French settings (I could even switch to Spanish or Italian, but I think that is not the case, recently). So I have a few "switch language" plugins. I also use Portuguese, English and French dictionaries. Sometimes I get English mail from (mainland) china or japan with occasional 1 or 2 "strange characters" in the text, but that has been happening for ages and has not been a problem.
please check view->character encoding setting It works for me unless I override the default with utf-16 when I do see what you describe.
I see the same thing Charles is describing. Probably char encoding, or an ad on.
Charles and Tyler are correct Thanks both Jose Simoes