[ic] Character encodings and FCK editor
Gert van der Spoel
gert at 3edge.com
Thu Aug 6 06:22:31 UTC 2009
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> From: interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org [mailto:interchange-
> users-bounces at icdevgroup.org] On Behalf Of Rick Bragg
> Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 1:48 AM
> To: interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
> Subject: Re: [ic] Character encodings and FCK editor
> On Wed, 2009-08-05 at 20:53 +0300, Gert van der Spoel wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org [mailto:interchange-
> > > users-bounces at icdevgroup.org] On Behalf Of Rick Bragg
> > > Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 8:49 PM
> > > To: interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
> > > Subject: [ic] Character encodings and FCK editor
> > >
> > > Hi List;
> > >
> > > I am having lots of trouble with this and I hope someone can please
> > > help
> > > me through this, point me in the write direction, or talk me down
> > > the leadge!
> > >
> > > I am wondering if there is a "best practice" or examples for using
> > > FCK editor for editing and saving content but not in the admin
> area. I
> > > have a field in a database called "content" and I want it to be
> > > editable
> > > by affiliates via the FCK editor. Again, this is NOT in the admin
> > > area,
> > > but in the catalog itself. The problem I am having is that when
> > > paste certain things from a pdf or word file (they have to be able
> > > do
> > > this!) things look fine in the editor, but when they save it,
> > > sometimes get encoded in strange ways. I have FCK configured to
> > > as plain text only! (no strait paste, or paste from word is
> > > I
> > > have been writing strange filters to try to catch them, but this
> > > the totally wrong way to go. Does anybody have a sample of a form
> > > calls up data, sticks it into FCK, then when submitted, saves back
> > > the table in such a way that strange characters don't get
> > > It does not seem to be a browser issue at all.
> > Interchange version?
> > > Thanks!
> > > Rick
> > >
> > >
> Oh sorry, I am using IC version 5.6.1 and FCK Version 2.6.3
Q1: does it work correct via the admin UI, or you do not have the ability to
Q2: would you have the option to install the nightly build?
Q3: your database has a certain encoding?
Q4: is it possible to paste the snippet of code/page that makes use of the
If so paste it at http://paste.me.uk/
This could help in making sure we're on the same base to test this
> I have to use paste as text because these people (local government
> employees - fine people...) are pasting from all kinds of sources and
> there were many problems due to this. The solution was alway "paste as
> text" but these people don't even know their own email addresses
> nevermind how to paste something as plain text. When I let them use
> paste from word, or if they paste html from their old site, PDF
> documents, word perfect, whatever, things get really ugly! There are
> all kinds of characters that get messed up or just show up out of
> nowhere and they can't figure out how to deal with it, give up, and are
> almost ready to scrap it!
> One of the main problems is that it is a site for a city. They expect
> everything to work perfect even on the tiny budget. My bid won the
> contract and so I need to be able to tell them the truth about
> limitations, and come up with solid work-arounds. If some things just
> can't be done, I need to make sure that I am not the cause.
> is really tough and someone else with different software will jump in
> soon and the city will scrap my whole project if my solutions don't
> where other platforms will.. Anyway, Don't mean to ramble but my back
> is against the wall with time and I am just lost with this issue.
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