Special characters and editing

by Hurkyl
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Hurkyl is offline
Dec14-04, 09:32 PM
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Ok, this is bugging me again, so I'll say something!

Procedure (on WinXP and Opera7):

(1) Write a post with a special character, like θ.

The character displays fine on the page.

(2) Edit that post.

The character appears fine in my text box.

(3) Save changes.

The character appears as a '?' on the page.

Suggested solution: if possible, replace the special characters with their original incantation, I.E. θ with & theta ;, when you populate the "Edit Post" page.
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Dec15-04, 02:19 PM
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Ah, yes, this is the same problem we had back in an earlier version of PF. The edits I made to the code to fix this problem were overwritten when we upgraded to 3.03. I have a number of bug fixes I need to do, I'll add this to the list.

- Warren

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