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My CiviCRM installation is showing weird text around the address area of each contact entry.

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The weird text disappears when I try to edit the address, but when I finish the edits the weird text appears again.

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I have no idea what could be causing this issue. I have the latest version of CiviCRM and Wordpress installed.

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I began to import the database in pieces to a new installation to see if I could pinpoint where the issue might be coming up in the database. I found that the problem was with the civicm_setting table. There was a row added for address formatting that had the weird characters in it. I deleted the row and the problem disappeared.

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Maybe you have some hidden characters in your address - this can for example happen during an import?! You could try cutting the text and then paste it without formatting again using CTRL+SHIFT+V.

  • Thanks for your suggestion. I haven't gotten the strange characters gone yet. I noticed that the formatting seems to be impacting the spacing. Normally, a line of spacing is created after the street address, but due to the formatting it's not created. – com1tech Sep 13 at 14:57

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