Are character entities for smart quotes supported?
posted by modernserf to Bugs at 8:57 AM (37 comments total)
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I write my posts with Markdown and convert them into HTML for posting. However, whenever I write
"That's an interesting question," said Lord Dingus.
and convert it from Markdown to HTML, the preview window shows it as
Thats an interesting question, said Lord Dingus.
Yet if I paste formatted text with smart quotes there's no problem, as in
“That’s an interesting question,” said Lord Dingus.
Oddly enough, the entities seem to work fine on preview in MetaTalk.
It seems that the parser edits out character entities, including those used by Markdown. (I think the mods mentioned this was for security reasons.) Is there any way these particular ones can be whitelisted? Alternately, is there a way if to disable smart quotes in TextMate or Notational Welocity?