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Convert formatted text to valid HTML using TextEdit
Authored by: etresoft on Aug 30, '06 07:42:18PM

I got excited when I read this hint at work and couldn't wait until I got home to try it. I do some HTML in French and it is always a hassle to type in the Unicode characters. I though this would finally do it for me. Alas, no such luck. All I want is a text editor that will convert é to "é". Yes, I already have Dreamweaver and I hate it.



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Convert formatted text to valid HTML using TextEdit
Authored by: jmmermet on Aug 31, '06 12:53:01AM
I am French too. I use Unicodechecker at http://earthlingsoft.net and its services to easily translate diacritics like àù... into their HTML Entities. It's free and easy !

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Convert formatted text to valid HTML using TextEdit
Authored by: HiramNL on Aug 31, '06 03:34:53AM

There is no need for that anymore. Simply choose UTF-8 as the encoding in TextEdit's Open and Save preferences, and your , your ï and your ø (and all the other diacriticals) will display correctly in any modern browser.



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Convert formatted text to valid HTML using TextEdit
Authored by: etresoft on Aug 31, '06 04:21:37PM

HiramNL,
Now that's a good hint! Plus, it is HTML. I can just use TextWrangler. I don't need TextEdit.



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Convert formatted text to valid HTML using TextEdit
Authored by: koncept on Aug 31, '06 03:07:06PM
Try TextMate. From the HTML Bundles collections, you can convert an entire document or selected text to entities.

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