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Item6063: WYSIWYG spoils Umlauts

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Extension EditTablePlugin, WysiwygPlugin Normal No Action Required   n/a  

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This Bug is connected to a EditTablePlugin Bug (Bugs.Item6062).

1. Createa Topic with Umlauts ( ) an a table with %<nop>EDITTABLE{}%

2. Spoil the verbatim-tag as explained in Bugs.Item6062

3. Edit and Save with WYSIWY, all Umlauts are destroyed

I have also tried this on my sandbox:

check revisions 6 -9

Umlauts: ä ü ö

| <!--�verbatim3�--> | Test |

-- TWiki:Main/CedricWeber - 13 Oct 2008

I do not see this effect. I would see the same with also every day

Do you run your TWiki with UTF8?

UTF8 is considered experimental and we have at least 20 open UTF8 bugs. UTF8 is only recommended when TWiki is used for Chinese/Japanese.

-- KennethLavrsen - 13 Oct 2008

Hi Kenneth, I created the output in my Sandbox on twiki.org --> TWiki:Sandbox.CedricWeberSandbox as mentioned above. I guess you're not using UTF8 since there is a prominent note at the top of the site ;). Anyway, as also mentioned in Item6062 no UTF8 in use...

-- TWiki:Main.CedricWeber - 13 Oct 2008

This happens when I have a unknown character (UTF(?) in my topics and then edit with wysiwyg. E.g. ap page with:


turns to:

� üüüäääö

after editing with wysiwyg. Sadly there are quite some pages containing such characters in our wiki...

-- CedricWeber - 22 Oct 2008

If you use UTF8 in topics on a site that isn't configured for UTF8, there is nothing that can be done. There is no way (other than human intervention, and even that's dodgy) to guess what encoding was used to create a TWiki topic.

Please read the primer section of TWiki:Codev.UnderstandingEncodings

-- CrawfordCurrie - 23 Oct 2008

Summary WYSIWYG spoils Umlauts
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.CedricWeber
Codebase 4.2.3
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Sun, 05 Oct 2008, build 17588
AppliesTo Extension
Component EditTablePlugin, WysiwygPlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r5 - 2008-10-23 - CrawfordCurrie
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