Blogging to Drupal: Umlaut characters in Title RRS feed

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  • Umlaut characters are converted to HTML entities by WLW. Drupal itself sanitizes the title of blog entries and converts all '&' characters to '&' .

    So I read the HTML entities in my blog titles...


    german word 'für' gets converted to "für" by WLW which gets converted to "für" by Drupal which you read as "für" in the browser.
    Monday, July 7, 2008 10:03 AM

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  • Thank you for reporting the issue.  We will look into it.
    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 7:48 PM
  •  In the meantime I hacked drupal's blogapi to convert HTML entities back to ISO-8859-1 when posting. I can wait for the next release...


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    Friday, July 11, 2008 7:38 AM