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Accented letters in entry title

Post by accampbell » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:40 pm

I was posting two reviews of books by John le Carre and wanted to put his name into the title. I used the html code "é" which appeared lilerally, although it worked in the text body. Is there any way to insert an accented letter in the title?
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Post by Mangek » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:21 pm

Doesn't just writing it "John le Carré" work?

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Post by accampbell » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:13 pm

I don't know how to do that in the Serendipity editor. I always use html codes.
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Post by Mangek » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:49 pm

I tried saving a new entry with that title and it worked just fine, no need to write any html code (in fact, I don't think you can - it will most likely be stripped).

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Re: Accented letters in entry title

Post by accampbell » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:05 am

As I said previously, I don't know how to produce an accented letter in Serendipity. How did you do it?
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Re: Accented letters in entry title

Post by Mangek » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:05 pm

It's no different in Serendipity than any other word editor/software, hit the ´-button and then "e" (or whatever letter you're accenting).

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Post by Timbalu » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:14 pm

or just do a copy & paste, which would be my quick & dirty choice.
In this case, I would hold a text nearby with all the foreign chars & signs I needed in the past.

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Post by accampbell » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:45 pm

Timbalu wrote:or just do a copy & paste, which would be my quick & dirty choice.
In this case, I would hold a text nearby with all the foreign chars & signs I needed in the past.

Ian
Thanks - yes, I don't know why I didn't think of that. No way I can enter accents directly in the title line but I simply cut and pasted the word from the text, where the html code does work.
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Post by Timbalu » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:07 pm

Yes, its hard to learn and keep in mind all these special characters and sometimes just much easier to c&p.
There was a javascript contest going on this year which still presents a demo site of all kind of playground javascripts not bigger than 1K, under http://js1k.com/demos.

Here you can find many ideas and somewhere inside a js based full HTML Charmap.
Very good to learn with or just to have a quick look.

HNY,
Ian

found it again: http://js1k.com/2010-first/demo/8

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