Hello Everyone, Thanks. Ash, i'll try your function and see how that works. The original content came from word documents, but they were pasted in to a text editor in this case notetab light. In the meta of the site the character set is utf-8 I was told it was better to use that than iso8859-1 if this is wrong i'd definitely like to know about it. Any other suggestions let me know. Thanks a lot. Dave.
On 8/19/10, Ashley Sheridan <a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk> wrote: > On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 11:24 -0400, Marc Guay wrote: > >> I would chalk this up to that fancy, extra-curly, apostrophe that you >> get when copying and pasting text from Microsoft Word or similar. >> Marc >> > > > The characters Microsoft software introduces don't play nice with > non-Microsoft software, and cause a lot of problems like this for > web-based systems. If it helps, I wrote a small function to replace the > 'bad' characters with the correct ones: > > http://ashleysheridan.co.uk/coding/php/Remove_Rubbish_Microsoft_Markup > > It can also remove the extra meta info stuff that seems to get thrown in > when you copy large amounts of text into a rich-text editor, as this > often breaks the display of content in non-MS browsers, although that is > a little experimental at the moment, as I've not really had the time to > test it exhaustively. > > Thanks, > Ash > http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk > > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php