(Topic ID: 148846)

Chinese Characters Displayed on Forum Webpage

By Gatecrasher

4 years ago

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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by lurch
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    #1 4 years ago

    Am I the only one on here who has what appear to be Chinese characters displayed on the forum format?

    What's going on?

    Is there any way to get rid of them and go back to English?

    2 weeks later
    #2 4 years ago

    Chinese language plugin or malware
    see you pc repair person or google it

    #3 4 years ago

    I asked Robin and he suggested clearing the cache and making sure your browser software is up to date. Can't do either on my work computer so I'm studying Manderin!

    #4 4 years ago

    I tried all that and nothing changed. This is the only website that I have the issue with.

    #5 4 years ago

    I see the same on several devices, but not others. Forum settings are set to English obviously..

    #6 4 years ago

    Can you show a screenshot? See if it is real Chinese or corruption. Could be a code page issue.
    Open the debugging tools and capture your request headers.

    #7 4 years ago

    Here's a screenshot:


    #8 4 years ago

    You likely have malware (at best) on your machine. Start adding on some other antivirus/malware programs. I'd recommend Malware Bytes (find it on cnet.com) or Avast for starters.

    #9 4 years ago

    There's nothing to suggest malware is present. What version of IE are you using? Robin are your icon fonts loaded from a different domain?

    #10 4 years ago

    Are you using any McAfee software?

    #11 4 years ago

    Try another browser?

    Definitely seems to be related to the font. I open a new "In Private" tab in IE so nothing is read from the cache; press F12, go to the Network tab and click the record button. I see two fonts downloaded, this is where the icons come from.

    I do notice that in IE the request includes #iefix at the end of the URL so presumably there has been some issue with IE....


    2 months later
    #12 4 years ago

    Possibly related to the PayPal logo?

    #13 4 years ago

    If I open the website in Google Chrome the Chinese characters go away.

    #14 4 years ago

    I get it occasionally also, where the stuff in the blue bar is in Chinese specifically. We are using ie11 and at work, they (our it guys) do a really good job of keeping our system clean..

    #15 4 years ago

    It's specific to this website. I don't have the issue on any others.

    #16 4 years ago

    I've noticed this several times when the page is loading on my android. Once the page fully loads it goes away.

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