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Item4840: TMCE destroys Euro symbols

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Euro symbols entered directly in UTF-8 are junked on first edit, those encoded in entities are de-coded in the first editing round and destroyed in the second.

%u20AC - will be replaced by %u20AC on TMCE edit
€ and € will be replaced by %u20AC on first TMCE edit, by %u20AC on second

It looks as if the translator doesn't handle Unicode properly?

-- TWiki:Main/HaraldJoerg - 17 Oct 2007

This is not a problem of TinyMCEPlugin per se. TWiki::urlDecode() is not working properly. I've come up with a patch and proposing on Item4946. So please give it a try.

-- TWiki:Main.HideyoImazu - 28 Nov 2007

Unfortunately the patch doesn't help much. An Euro character (which, admittedly, should not even be present in ISO-8859-1) is now converted to ‚ . I wonder how this will look like after some more edit cycles, since even a verbatim environment doesn't help. The entity &8364; is converted to an Euro character on first edit cycle, from there it goes downward as before.

Actually this isn't too surprising at least from the name of the subroutine: I have the Euro symbol in plain text, not in an URL. So any attempt to match %([\da-f]{2}) as in urlDecode must fail.

-- TWiki:Main.HaraldJoerg - 06 Dec 2007

Addendum (again see Item4946): If I use a site charset of utf8, Hideyo Imazu's patch works fine.

-- TWiki:Main.HaraldJoerg - 11 Dec 2007

I have similar problem with our national character. I am using ISO-8859-2 and TinyMCE is unusable with this behaviour. I tried aply patches from Item4946, but it not helped. I have TWiki 4.2RC2.

-- TWiki:Main.VladimirNavrat - 13 Dec 2007

See also Item5128

I'm afraid nothing is going to happen on this without some help from users of other character sets in debugging and testing. It requires someone:

  1. who regularly uses a non-8859-1 character set
  2. who is able to run testcases
  3. who has enough knowledge of perl, JS and character set conversions that I am not stuck in the debugging loop

Any takers?


Thanks to assistance from some testers, this is finally fixed I think.


Summary TMCE destroys Euro symbols
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.HaraldJoerg
Codebase 4.2.0
SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Fri, 12 Oct 2007, build 15261
AppliesTo Extension
Component TinyMCEPlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:16058
TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r10 - 2007-12-19 - CrawfordCurrie
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