Recently however, when updating my website, a whole range of 'symbols' - single & double quotation marks, en dashes, em dashes, apostrophes, currency signs, etc - have turned into black diamonds with white question marks in them.
A technical person at Vodafone has offered the following as the reason:
“Vodafone rebuilt the webhosting environment recently. Over the years many things have changed from a “standards” point of view, and certain things are a lot more strict on apache. Especially on the UTF / ISO character sets and how the Apache web server interprets certain characters.
First thing I noticed from the customers code, is that it looks like he is using some Microsoft HTML editor which normally is not a bad thing, assuming you host your website on a IIS platform. Microsoft website editors normally writes their code in a manner where it “assumes” certain things will be in place and available on the web server, like eg. frontpage extensions etc.
The webhosting product Vodafone offers is a very basic service and does not support these extensions."
Does anyone know if there is another website software product which like Publisher, which can be used by a 'non-techie' to rebuild / maintain my site? Or, preferably another domain hosting service which can use the MS-Publisher HTML file and not cause me the same grief?