[Seaside] Special chars (euro-sign) and umlauts in Seaside

Humber Aquino humberaquino at gmail.com
Sun Nov 19 21:05:01 UTC 2006

Hi Adrian!

Try running WAKomEncoded startOn: 8080 if you're using a 3.8 image.
With a 3.9 image use WAKomEncoded39 startOn: 8080.

That will display even japanese characters(if you have the fonts installed).

I don't know if this was what you are looking for but i hope it helps :D

On 11/19/06, Adrian Schmitt <adrian.schmitt at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying today to produce the euro sign &euro; on seaside output.
> And I have also text to display with umlauts and french characters
> like e-accent-aigu.
> I found out I could patch WAAbstractHtmlBuilder in seaside-builder.
> This is what the initialize method now looks like:
> <code>
> initialize
> "WAHtmlBuilder initialize"
> HtmlCharacters _ Array new: 256.
> 0 to: 255 do: [:ea | HtmlCharacters at: ea + 1 put: ea asCharacter].
> #($" 'quot' $< 'lt' $& 'amp' $> 'gt'
>   $ä 'auml' $ö 'ouml' $ü 'uuml' $Ä 'Auml' $Ö 'Ouml' $Ü 'Uuml' $ß 'szlig'
>   $è 'egrave' $é 'eacute'
>   $€; 'euro') pairsDo:
>    [:c :s | HtmlCharacters at: (c asInteger + 1) put: ('&',s,';') ]
> </code>
> To activate it I had to run "WAAbstractHtmlBuilder initialize" in a
> workspace. Now I can type in all the characters mentioned above into
> seaside directly.
> It could be that some of the chars in the code above don't make the
> way from my editor to your desktop. But you could edit the array and
> correct or insert just the characters and codes you need. I found a
> list here, just scroll down to see the tables:
> http://de.selfhtml.org/html/referenz/zeichen.htm
> Does anyone know a better way to do what I did? How is
> internationalisation handled in squeak? What if I get text for display
> from databases in different character-sets, how do I convert it the
> "seaside way" for correct html output?
> Adrian
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