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BUG: special characters

(r) (c) tm, Euro-sign but also quotes as entered in the main view (article) are not translated into their HTML counterparts. This makes the HTML code illegal and platform dependend (windows only).

Observed in SR1.

Adriaan van den Brand
Monday, March 18, 2002

i'll look into it

Joel Spolsky
Monday, March 18, 2002

Can't you use something like:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> ?

David Pettersson
Tuesday, March 19, 2002

I think it is illegal to use codes above 0x80 in HTML. Although it usually works. I don't have other platforms to be able to test the character-set. I only know some special &-characters are defined for this purpose. The Euro-sign poses additional problems (outside the scope of Citydesk) as the euro-sign (alt-0128 in Windows) or &euro; ( & Euro ) is not available in every font. E.g. Windows 98 does not have it by default. I guess not even Windows ME... (although many Europeans will have used a Euro-patch by now).

Adriaan van den Brand
Wednesday, March 20, 2002

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