Came upon this article at Macleans.ca about online gambling in Kahnawake, and noticed what appeared to be a strange typo in the headline:
As of this writing, it’s still not corrected, which I guess means that nobody at Maclean’s checks articles once they’ve gone online.
Here’s how the end of that headline appears in the HTML code:
Even if it means starting a ï¬ght.
So it’s not my browser. It explicitly says “lowercase i with umlaut, mathematical negation symbol, and non-existent character with code #129.” My browser just did what it was told.
But why did this happen? For that we have to delve into two technical subjects I’ll do my best to explain: Unicode and ligatures.