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Please fix it so that HTML pound sign codes, '& p o u n d ;', are handled correctly by the 'normal' view.

I type '& p o u n d ;' but it is replaced by a £ in the 'normal' view.  This is then shown in the browser prefixed with some type of European accented A.

Mark Major
Sunday, June 6, 2004

According to my HTML character entity reference, &p o u n d does correspond to £.

John Topley (
Monday, June 7, 2004

Yes, but CityDesk exchanges '& p o u n d ;' for '£' in the article HTML, any time the article is viewed in 'normal' mode.  This leads explorer to show '£'.

Mark Major
Monday, June 7, 2004

It seems you are looking at the situation of CityDesk transforming HTML entities into Unicode characters of its own volition.

There have been many, many requests by users to be able to turn this feature off. Joel Spolsky is of the opinion that Unicode is the Right Way To Go, though, so I don't know whether you will get your wish.

The joys of Unicode :-), as explained by Joel:

Monday, June 7, 2004

HTML has character entities for a reason!

Monday, June 7, 2004

Great, Unicode, so I put <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"> at the top of the page.  That seems to work.


Mark Major
Monday, June 7, 2004

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