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Re: [NH] Smart quotes + Characters to HTML

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  • Jody
    Hi Lotta, ... I m pretty sure you are right. It was one of those silent fixes like I ll fix it in the next release (betas at the time). For now you can
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 10, 2003
      Hi Lotta,

      >Talking about the character conversion feature, wasn't there a fix that
      >stopped NTB from converting spaces to &nbs;? Something in the ini? Can
      >someone refresh my memory?

      I'm pretty sure you are right. It was one of those "silent"
      fixes like "I'll fix it in the next release" (betas at the time).

      For now you can just run a Clip for as many as you need such as:

      ^!Replace "�" >> "“" WAS
      ^!Replace "�" >> "”" WAS

      or just type it as you go: Alt+0147 and Alt+0148

      I notice NoteTab does OK on the 147, but renders a single curly closing for 148.
      I don't use them so the above it just a how to, not a this is
      correct thing. So don't get all geek'd out on me. :)

      This was not it, I do not think. I'll try to get Eric to step in
      here and let us know where we stand.

      ---- Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 14:07:18 +0200 ----
      Subject: RE: [NRN] NTP 4.9: Characters to HTML !?
      Reply-To: ntb-NextRelease@yahoogroups.com
      Content-Type: text/html; charset=US-ASCII
      Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

      Ruben you wrote:
      > Eric added this as new feature.
      > Often spaces are used to align text, converting them to  's
      > keeps that the way the originator intended. If you not translate
      > them all spaces will be compressed to one by the browser.

      Uhu...I'm with Knut. This is not good. In fact it will be a PITA. Both
      "Extended characters" and "All special characters" work this way too it seems.


      Happy Tab'n!

      www.notetab.net www.clean-funnies.com
    • Eric G.V. Fookes
      Hi cody, ... Thanks for your feedback. Referring to this as a major bug is a slight exaggeration in my opinion . The Characters to HTML command command
      Message 2 of 5 , Jul 10, 2003
        Hi cody,

        >There's quite a major bug in the way that certain typesetting
        >characters-- specifically, the em and en dash and smart quotes-- are
        >handled by the Modify->Characters to HTML command. They're all
        >replaced with entities, but three of the entities is deprecated and
        >two are just plain wrong.

        Thanks for your feedback. Referring to this as a "major bug" is a slight
        exaggeration in my opinion <g>.

        The "Characters to HTML command" command has been around for quite a while.
        At the time of its development, the entities you mentioned were not
        deprecated. I haven't made changes to the code because I believe there are
        more browsers that will fail to correctly render the compliant entities
        than the deprecated ones. I'm planning to make the entity conversion user
        customizable in NoteTab 5, so this won't really be an issue anymore.

        I've taken note of the two wrong entities and will correct them in the next

        Eric G.V. Fookes
        Author of NoteTab, Mailbag Assistant, and Easy Imager
        http://www.fookes.com/ and http://www.notetab.com/

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