£ key

(31 Posts)
Fairyloo Sat 29-Dec-12 18:43:37

What is up with the pound key it's driving me mad when people put £50 or whatever and it doesn't show up as that

Is it me?

HighwayDragon Tue 02-Sep-14 09:06:39

I'm on a samsung tab tech, using the app

Nessalina Tue 02-Sep-14 09:00:50

Lol, scrap that, & seems to work ok now! Didn't use to. I can write & to my heart's content now!! grin

Nessalina Tue 02-Sep-14 08:59:55

I think that the & sign (ampersand) causes problems on the app as well as the £ sign (pound). Very annoying!

wigglesrock Tue 02-Sep-14 08:52:42

Yup, I get it on the iPad for lots of different things, I get the dodgy pound, Euro and the capital A with a mark.

AlpacaMyBags Tue 02-Sep-14 02:31:15

I see this all the time on the iPhone/ iPad app, for a whole variety of symbols.

Tech (MNHQ) Tue 02-Sep-14 01:20:36

The capital A with a hat is caused when our server mis-interprets what your browser sends. From Wikipedia....

For example, the pound sign "£" will appear as "£" if it was encoded by the sender as UTF-8 but interpreted by the recipient as CP1252 or ISO 8859-1. If iterated, this can lead to "£", "£", etc.

This page

What did you send the "Sun 31-Aug-14 12:35:42" message from, HighwayDragon? Was it a phone / computer? Do you remember which browser?

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 31-Aug-14 16:24:45

Hi everyone,

Sorry about that! Don't know where the A came from, but we'll see if Tech do.

McBear Sun 31-Aug-14 12:40:08

This is the case for a lot of symbols. I think speech marks etc have it. Some posts are unreadable.

HighwayDragon Sun 31-Aug-14 12:36:08

what is with the capital a with the hat?!

HighwayDragon Sun 31-Aug-14 12:35:42

£6

Gumnast2014 Sun 31-Aug-14 10:55:10

This is still a problem on the app

2yrs later

Iceaddict Tue 01-Jan-13 10:59:08

Also I noticed someone wrote a name on here with a hyphen over it and it did the same thing. Not sure what I was as I didn't look on desktop site. Thread was entitled. "What's your name?"

Fairyloo Mon 31-Dec-12 15:19:11

Thanks Darren mumsnet

Thank you DarrenMumsnet! smile

DarrenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 31-Dec-12 09:15:45

My previous post looks OK on the desktop site but shows a variety of &pound combinations on the iPhone app. Thanks for raising this, I'll add it to the list.

DarrenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 31-Dec-12 09:12:29

£testing £1 £ 2 3£

Pourquoimoi Sun 30-Dec-12 09:30:05

Me too, I usually use iPhone or ipad app. It is very annoying.

Me too. Very annoying.

Fairyloo Sun 30-Dec-12 09:22:10

Thought iI was just me!! It's putting me off reading about sales bargains!!

Sort it MN!!!

Sleepyfergus Sat 29-Dec-12 21:15:22

I'm on iPhone app and see &pound instead of the pound sign.

'Tis verrrrry annoying.

CatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 29-Dec-12 21:12:48

Evenin all, £ works fine on the ole laptop. Will ask tech bods to check it out on the app.

I'm on the iPhone app and mine is fine confused

Same on the iPad app too

sleepdodger Sat 29-Dec-12 19:57:41

Same here- since update no pound

thinkfast Sat 29-Dec-12 19:49:36

Same problem on iPhone app here

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