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What is this ---- ★★? Answered

I see these boxes all over the place. 

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What are they?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Best Answer 10 years ago

They are Unicode characters (two-bytes each) for which your browser is not equipped with a font-set.

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Tom1795xx
Tom1795xx

9 years ago

It may be a font from a language pack that is not installed.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

10 years ago

Those are symbols(and apparently your computer doesn't like those symbols)

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orksecurity
orksecurity

10 years ago

You've tried to display a value as text, but it contains doublebyte characters not supported by a character set you currently have loaded. The letters give the numeric value of those bytes in hexidecimal.

Either the data wasn't intended to be text in the first place, or it's in some language you haven't loaded support for. I get a fair amount of oriental spam represented that way, for example.

If you don't know what it is, you probably don't need to know what it is.