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Summary
Problems with german characters
Type
Question
Raised by
Andreas?
Date opened
Saturday, 3 June 2006
Description
German “Umlaute” ( ) and some quotes as “ do not work?
Importance
3
Proposed solution
Investigate the umlaute character problem. The current page typesets both them and the quote marks correctly. Check the character encoding; by default, Wikipublisher uses iso-8859–1. This is defined in $XMLEncodingFmt.
Wikipublisher automatically turns straight quotes into the correct curly quote characters, in HTML and PDF. However, smart quotes copied and pasted from a word processor result in invalid characters in the PDF.
We have replicated the umlaute problem on a different server and are testing a solution. The problem also affects other accented characters. See Accented Characters, which works correctly on this installation.
Urgency
3
Status
Closed
Resolution
Always use straight quotes and let wikipublisher curl them automatically. Avoid copying and pasting content from a word processor — this often causes problems in the resulting pdf.
On some systems, we may need to replace accented characters with the corresponding LATEX macro commands, using tbrplents. Fixed in server version 0.9.5b — see ReleaseLog.20070509.
Date closed
Wednesday, 9 May 2007

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