© Copyright symbol

Hi there,

Another day another question: I find that the © Copyright symbol has turned to a Square (unkown) box. I have used the Alt+0169 to put the © in place as I have done for years.

I did notice that some Google fonts are mentioned in the typography.css script (i.e. Merriweather and Merriweather-sans )
/* Footer Styles */
div#footer #footer-inner p {
   margin-top: 0;
   margin-bottom: 0;
   font-family: 'Merriweather-sans', Arial, sans-serif;
   font-size: 12px;          /* BE changed from 14px  */
   display: inline;

and the reference to allow this to happen is ONLY found in the header.css and not elsewhere (i.e.main.css or footer.css - as footer is where the © should show up...)
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather:400,700,900,300' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css' /> 
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather-sans:400,700,900,300' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css' />
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:400,600,700,300' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

As an addendum; I have noticed whilst writing this that in the text.css file there is reference to further Google fonts that are not even loaded... see below:

pre, code   {
   font-family:'DejaVu Sans Mono',Monaco,Consolas,monospace

Should I delete or update these as I do not know at this point what "pre, code" is?

Sorry ended up with two questions there Dooh!

THanks for your input, answers and help.


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JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
try the html character code.
I think it is:
ampreasnd 'copy' semicolon
madeforspace replied on at Permalink Reply
If I am hard coding I would normally use © but you can also use ©
But if it is going into a C5 text area then I use the the Tiny Mice Symbol that looks like this Ω which give a whole array of usable symbols. You may need to set your editor for office if you are not seeing it in your editor menu.

Hope that helps with the © question.

edit, what a numpty I am, of course it will change the code given into the symbol but johnthefish has put it in already & copy ; (take out the spaces)
Fanflame replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi guys thanks for your suggestions;

I have looked at the footer.css
<p class="footer-copyright">Copyright © <?php echo date('Y')?> <?php echo h(SITE)?></p>

but the symbol still shows up as a square for some reason. I have even tried changing the font so that it is Arial but this also shows up as a square?

Thanks for your help and advice.

As Steevb says below "if it ain't broke"... yes shouldn't have tried changing the size of the font!

Still it is now broke and your assistance is ever helpful - thanks

Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Have you ever heard the phrase 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'?

The default - © works just fine or you could use - © - messing with it just makes work for yourself!

The reference to 'pre, code' is a wrapper for styling and showing code snippets in your page content.

If you don't understand, Google it!
Fanflame replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks Steve,

What I actually set out to do was change the size of the text as it was quite large and in doing so the copyright symbol turned into a square.

It is hard coded and and shows up in the footer.css correctly it just doesn't translate to the page.

I normally do Google stuff but as I have found the forums full of nice helpful people with tons of experience at the coal face as it were, I thought I would pose another question.

Thanks for your help! (again)

Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
To change font size as a whole in the footer, look for line 175 (font-size:14px) in typography.css.
Fanflame replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Steevb,

Yes that is where I changed it. The size changed fine I made it 12px.

Thanks again.

davidinottawa replied on at Permalink Reply
Fanflame replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks will take a look in the morning.

Fanflame replied on at Permalink Reply
thanks David,

I had a look at this and have the right code. I have added the meta data charset info as suggested but the little square box still shows - how strange.

Interesting links though.

Many thanks again.

Have a good day.