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1, The 100 character limit is being internally violated:
My Boards Signature is: "_____[CR][LF]I don't have a dog. And furthermore, my dog doesn't bite. And furthermore, you provoked him." That's exactly 100 characters. But my Boards Signature isn't stored that way. It's stored as this: "_____[CR][LF]I don't have a dog. And furthermore, my dog doesn't bite. And furthermore, you provoked him." That's 110 characters.
I don't know why the apostrophe's need to be escaped and represented by unicode hex character codes since apostrophe is part of the 127 character base code set -- it's the 27th (hex) character... duh! Nevertheless, it doesn't hurt anything provided that the hex representation is hidden from the user. There's the bug. The internal hex representation for punctuation is being exposed to the user. The result is a signature that appears to break the 100-character limit. Worse is that, if I try to delete the ' string and replace it with the apostrophe character, I can't unless I first delete some characters to get below 100 characters. Only then can I make substitutions.
2, The display of signatures that contain punctuation keeps breaking. This is related to the bug above.
When someone mucks with the code that inserts signatures into postings during composition, the unicode hex-to-ANSI substitution gets forgotten and my signature winds up containing instances of "'" -- just as it is stored, not as it should be. This happens every few months. When it happens I have to manually change the ' string to the apostrophe character in my posts. I sometimes forget.
Is there a permanent code fix that can end this problem once and for all?