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Question about copying WordPress posts and emailing – weird characters

  • I have used WordPress for my deals site, http://www.thecheapestlink.com, for several months now. Thanks to everybody for the system and the support on this board! I do have a question, though, because I have a daily email that I compile from the posts that I put up.

    When I copy the text and paste it into Outlook for distribution, it looks great – it looks just like what is on the home page. When I send it out, however, apostrophes turn into weird characters (and other symbols do, too) in Yahoo email, particularly.

    I researched the boards but am not sure of what my solution could be. Could anybody help me with this question?

    Thanks for the help ahead of time,

    Barry

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  • Probably to do with character encoding/enties.

    See what happens if you paste what you see when you EDIT the post.. I bet it will work then.

    The only problem is that will take forever to do it… sometimes I have 20 entries and I don’t have much time to go through each one like that.

    AshleyxCore
    Member

    @ashleyxcore

    That happens to me all the time. If I go in to edit a post, after I save it, the apostrophes are all “!@%” and stuff. Annoying :\

    James Huff
    Support Team Rep.

    @macmanx

    Try using a text editor as a middle-man. Copy the post (or whatever you’re copying), paste it into a text-editor, copy that, then paste it into the email. Here’s a good list of text-editors: http://codex.wordpress.org/Glossary#Text_editor

    TechGnome
    Moderator

    @techgnome

    Hmmm… It’s Outlook that’s doing it. Best thing to do is to copy … just like you are, paste it into something “safe” like Notepad (now Word, or WordPad, but NOTEPAD) then copy (reselect and re-copy it) and paste that into Outlook. That should sanitize it of any markup, and if while it’s in Notepad, you get tiny black boxes, you can change them then.

    Tg

    The only problem is that it sanitizes the links out of the coding that I’m posting when I run it through any cleanup software.

    It’s a little complicated to work this problem out…

    I have weird character issue at http://www.greatpikespeakbirdingtrail.org. I have the following code:

    <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=<?php bloginfo(“charset”); ?>” />

    and Firefix is set for UTF-8 and I still get question marks that replace single and double quotes. Any suggestions?

    I use Notepad, too.

    Thanks
    Gary

    ok, I added “<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=windows-1252″ />” to http://www.greatpikespeakbirdingtrail.org index page in attempt to get rid of character set issues (weird characters – “?” marks for single/double quotes). Doesn’t work YET if in browser I do View/Encoding and switch to windows-1252 displays fine, can someone explain what is going on?
    Gary

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