problem with quote (") character in wordpad

Posted: 03-13-2009, 06:29 AM
We've got win xp sp3.

Recently I converted a .doc file (word97) to rtf so that a friend could read
it using wordpad. She's got win xp sp3 also.

The file is readable except that all the quote (") characters around words
came out with an "A" at the beginning of the quote, and a "@" at the end.
(e.g. instead of "hello" it has Ahello@)

This isn't happening in wordpad on the machine that I used to convert and
send the file.

Help appreciated.



problem with quote (") character in wordpad


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Don Phillipson
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Re: problem with quote (") character in wordpad
Posted: 03-13-2009, 12:41 PM
"zirath" <zirath_m.x@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Recently I converted a .doc file (word97) to rtf so that a friend could
read
> it using wordpad. She's got win xp sp3 also.
>
> The file is readable except that all the quote (") characters around words
> came out with an "A" at the beginning of the quote, and a "@" at the end.
> (e.g. instead of "hello" it has Ahello@)
>
> This isn't happening in wordpad on the machine that I used to convert and
> send the file.
The likeliest reason is that (on the friend's PC, not yours) a font
file has been damaged. The test is whether (using a different
font) "hello" also displays as Ahello@. If not, her WORDPAD.EXE
may have been altered or hijacked.

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Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


zirath
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Re: problem with quote (") character in wordpad
Posted: 03-14-2009, 07:55 AM

"Don Phillipson" <e925@SPAMBLOCK.ncf.ca> wrote in message
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> "zirath" <zirath_m.x@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:eTq%23SU6oJHA.4448@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>
>> Recently I converted a .doc file (word97) to rtf so that a friend could
> read
>> it using wordpad. She's got win xp sp3 also.
>>
>> The file is readable except that all the quote (") characters around
>> words
>> came out with an "A" at the beginning of the quote, and a "@" at the end.
>> (e.g. instead of "hello" it has Ahello@)
>>
>> This isn't happening in wordpad on the machine that I used to convert and
>> send the file.
>
> The likeliest reason is that (on the friend's PC, not yours) a font
> file has been damaged. The test is whether (using a different
> font) "hello" also displays as Ahello@. If not, her WORDPAD.EXE
> may have been altered or hijacked.
>
> --
> Don Phillipson
> Carlsbad Springs
> (Ottawa, Canada)
I tried using a different font and it fixed it.

I then tried deleting the font (ariel true type) on the problem computer and
replacing it with the ariel font from the machine that isn't having that
problem but it didn't fix it. I then tried deleting and replacing
wordpad.exe. Didn't help. And replacing wordpad.inf - still have the
problem.


 
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