Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fixing FFFD boxes in Firefox

Perhaps you're experiencing strange little boxes with "FF FD" in them when using Firefox 3.0. Here's the fix that worked for me:

View >> Character Encoding >> Auto-detect >> Universal

More in the Firefox Support Forum.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you!

this fixed an annoying problem.

DeeJay said...

Also, more info on the problem at my blog.

Anonymous said...

thanks!!

problem solved.

Ashman said...

didnt work for me :(

Anonymous said...

don't work for me, either. English OS

Anonymous said...

Solved, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Worked for me
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Trying to figure out what currency these properties were in. FF FD.....? French Franc/French Deutschmark?

Euros! Thanks

Raym C. Hensley said...

mahalo!

leo said...

Obrigado. Funcionou!! its work!! :))

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, changing the encoding to Western or Universal might fix the problem, but it creates others. For example it turns ► (the ALT16) bullet character into â–º

Anonymous said...

This didn't work for me, either, but I then tried this: View->Character Encoding->Western(ISO-8859-1) which worked. I haven't restarted Firefox yet, though, so I don't know if the fix will persist.