Strange character added to macro body

Hello all,

for some time now, when I open the edit screen of, let's say, a note macro, Confluence adds the following strange character to the macro body: Â.
If the macro body already contains some text, this character is added multiple times (randomly?) throughout the text.

This is really annoying me. Had somebody had the same problem and knows the reason for this? Could this be a problem with some Confluence language settings?


(Confluence 4.3.1)

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With help of Hanis from Atlassian support I nailed down the problem to our proxy. The tool we use to perform some URL rewriting adds this strange character.

So we'll have to do some more technical investigation here.

We changed our configuration lately (http to https) and the problem was gone.

Has this been answered somewhere else? We are having the same issue here.

Thanks - JS

I think that was an editor bug that was reported and fixed on a later release. I don't have a reference, but if you open Atlassian support ticket, they can probably give you more details. It is likely the editor's required space character.

Thanks, Bob. I will do this.

I raised a support request at Atlassian and will report the solution as soon as it's resolved.

The problem is caused by a proxy configuration (URL rewriting causes the strange character) and this is not a Confluence editor bug.

Hi all, what's the correct configuration for the proxy?

We're having the same problem with conflu 5.0.3, and i verified that using the internal address (no rewrite) actually avoids the problem.



We've still got no solution for this problem, Paolo.
Hopfully someone of the community can give a hint?


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