TWiki does not change umlauts, it is probably the
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Meta setting. You can control those meta tags, see
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Guido Ostkamp wrote:
> Hello TWiki-Developers,
> I want to write TWiki articles using my mother language, which is Germa=
> The German language - as well as several other non-english languages - =
> some special characters called 'umlauts' (like =E4=F6=FC=C4=D6=DC=DF - =
use ISO-8859-1 to
> display them correctly).
> With TWiki, this is not possible (using TWiki20010829beta.zip).
> Whenever I enter a umlaut in the edit box, this character is magically
> changed into a question mark ('?') in the preview box as well as in the
> display as standard page.
> If I manually use such umlaut in a HTML page, it is displayed correctly=
> thus I assume that some TWiki module erroneously causes this bad
> I know that entering such special character direct via keyboard is not
> very portable because HTML defines special shortcuts for it like "ä=
> or "ü", but even this special characters cannot be entered in TWik=
> because TWiki translates them into "&uuml;" which doesn't work
> I would like to suggest a change of TWiki to get the following behaviou=
> - For ease of use, I would like to enter the special characters using
> normal keys which I have on my keyboard and not using "ä" etc.
> because this is too complicated (as well as we avoid to use other HTML
> tags by having TWiki shortcuts).
> - Whenever I need to edit an existing document, I should get exactly th=
> same characters back in my edit box.
> - When the document is displayed as standard HTML page or as preview, t=
> characters could be transferred into standard HTML format.
> For a quick solution, I would appreciate if someone could tell me where=
> can find the code that turns the special character into a question mark=
> so that I can disable that.
> Thank you,
> TWiki-Dev mailing list
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