Text on screen switches to undecipherable symbols

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  • #969407

    Sometimes (started ~ a month ago) the text switches from English to undeciperable symbols. Tab anywhere on the screen and it switches back to English. Cannot figure out how to make it happen.

    The blog I need help with is evilincandescentbulb.wordpress.com.

    #969544

    timethief
    Member

    Will you try disabling all browser add-ons and extensions please?

    #969567

    Thanks, that could be the ticket…

    #969568

    Nope… that wasn’t it. It tried everything to make it happen before posting above. Then voilĂ  — I got a screen shot of it. Pix and titles and programed headings like “search” and etc are not effected: only the texst in the body of the article.

    #969575

    timethief
    Member

    Aha! Please upload the screenshot(s) to your Media Library and return to this thread to tell Staff the file names. I have flagged this thread for their attention.

    #969700

    macmanx
    Staff

    Would you please try a different browser, like Firefox or Chrome?

    http://browsehappy.com/

    #969703

    Ok thanks… here’s what we get–e.g.,

    and,

    #969705

    Fyi– I gave it a go but did not see the problem using Firefox (didn’t take up the offer to update plug-ins).

    #969706

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, that’s definitely a problem with your copy of Internet Explorer then.

    I don’t see the problem in IE 9, would you be able to upgrade to that?

    #969711

    Using XP and stuck with IE8 on this computer. I’ll try to pay more attention to see if the mystery symbols also show up on a notebook I use–it runs IE9.

    #969712

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, it might also be a corrupt add-on in IE 8. You might want to try disabling all of those, or just reinstalling the browser.

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