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  • I wasn’t sure where to post this. I am having trouble getting the copyright symbol to appear in my footer. I only get a question mark instead. I have tried &copy and &#169. Right now I have the question mark and a simply typed (c), but I would rather have the actual symbol show. I am not sure if it’s a problem with my css or theme or font. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    the SmockLady

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  • Mark (podz)


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    It should be © but that doesn’t work at all ?

    Ack .. ©

    Yeah, I know, that’s my problem. No I have © in my code and alll I get is the ? symbol. I was hoping for some other suggestions. What else do you need to know or see? I am at a loss of what else to try.

    No, podz’ second answer is correct (forgot to use backticks to display it properly the first time 😉 – The correct entity is © and that will result in the proper display of the copyright symbol.

    © = ©

    Thanks, but that is what I have and it’s not working.
    Here is the exact code:

    <div style=”text-align: right”>Back to the top.</div>
    <div style=”text-align: right”><?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?> powered by WordPress
    © (c) the SmockLady 2005. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.</div>

    I just noticed after submitting that the symbol works here, but as you can see on my site it does not. I just wonder what i’ve done to prevent it from showing. I don’t think it works in Firefox or IE.

    I forgot the backticks. sorry.
    &copy; does not = © in my footer.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    How are you editing the file ? Online with WP ?

    By the way this smells a file encoding problem.
    Your site is in UTF-8 so you may just type the copyright sign (the real one not the equivalent entity) and control that you footer.php file is saved in UTF-8 (and not in a windows or Mac format)

    I’m editing with cute HTML and uploading with CuteFTP. This has worked for everything else I’ve edited or created.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    I would try this one symbol using the built-in editor ?

    Take it out of the div style.
    It should work.

    Not sure what “take it out of the div style” would do, but there must be a user/editor error. Can’t even get it to go through the validator with that particular issue… Failed validation

    Podz: I’m not sure how to do that. Do I need to chmod the file? and which one. The times I’ve tried I get “that file doesn’t exist.”

    Kassad: If I take it out of the div style (which I’ve tried already) it won’t be justified to the right as I want it like the other texts.

    I really appreciate all the help. Am I being too picky to want it to look the way I want it to look? Can I modify my css footer section to align the text so I don’t have to use the div style?

    I’ll try again.

    Beel, that’s a new one to me. I don’t totally understand it all yet – obvious I guess. I’ll do some more reading. Thanks.

    Podz means for you to use the theme (presentation) editor in the WP Admin section and select the footer to edit and add the &copy;

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