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A while back, I posted this question: Get Dingbats to appear in Firefox 3?

Today, I revisited it to add an answer sourced from Check marks indicating obtained badges use unicode &#10004 symbol, not available for many users

Since I'd sourced it from someone else, I of course attributed the quote in a <blockquote> tag.

This is how it appeared in the preview: Preview

This is how it appeared in the page: My block

It appears to just be my answer, because the other answer on the page has the blockquote (apparently) working fine: His block

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well the actual markup is

<blockquote>This can be corrected (in IE at least) by going to
Tools > Internet Options > "General" tab > Fonts and select "Arial Unicode MS" 
as the default font.
</blockquotequote>

note the error in the markup. I'll fix the error.

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I can now see the quote inline, as expected. Apparently today was far longer than I'd thought. :$. –  Margaret Aug 16 '09 at 10:45

Rather than using <blockquote> - does it work if you use the quote markdown?

like this

(which is > like this)

just testing blockquote
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> This is how you do a blockquote in Markdown
>
> `Tools > Internet Options > "General" tab > Fonts`
>
>- Lists work too!
>  1. sub-lists also work

This is how you do a blockquote in Markdown

Tools > Internet Options > "General" tab > Fonts

  • Lists work too!
    1. sub-lists also work

Although I occasionally hand write the html, if I want to do something that doesn't quite work in Markdown.

For example code blocks that are embedded in block quotes.

<blockquote>
<p>
This is an example of a code block in a block quote:
<pre><code>if ( $a == $b ){
  return 'true'
}
</code></pre>
</p>
</blockquote>

This is an example of a code block in a block quote:

if ( $a == $b ){
  return 'true'
}

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