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Problems with macrons (6 posts)

  1. Guy Scharf
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am having problems with macrons, especially a-macron, in post editing. I need to use a-macron (a horizontal bar over the letter 'a'). This character does not appear in the Windows character map.

    So I change the page editor to HTML mode and enter the HTML code & # 2 5 7 ;. I update the page and it displays correctly.

    When I next open the page for editing, the editor is in Visual mode and I see the a-macron correctly displayed. If I now updating the page, the a-macron is replaced on the page with a ?. The next time I edit the page, I'll see a ? instead.

    The only workaround I have found is that every time I edit a page with a-macron, I have to changed back to HTML mode and do a search and replace on ?s to change them back to the HTML codes.

    How can I fix this problem? Is there a different editor, a change to editor settings, or some plugin that will help?

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. Guy Scharf
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggestion to use fckeditor. I just tried it and the behavior is the same as with the default editor--I lose my a-macrons on successive edits.

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    not sure then
    I don't switch between the modes when using the html - so don't have your problem

  5. Guy Scharf
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The problem is that both editors default to visual mode when you open a page for editing. That appears to be the destructive action. If I could lock either editor so that it would open in HTML mode for a page, that would solve the problem. Or if I never re-edited a page that would bypass it too, but I develop some pages in an iterative way.

  6. kiwimeg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am having this same problem. Was it ever resolved? Would really appreciate the solution if one was found!

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