Bug #3323

Morpho has problem to handle special characters.

Added by Jing Tao over 13 years ago. Updated about 11 years ago.

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Generally this is working much better. However, today I tried pasting special
characters and quotes using from Word and I had some strange things happen when
opening and saving. First I filled out the form and cut and pasted special
characters in the the Sampling Description section of

When I opened it in Morpho The special symbols and the quotes did not display
correctly in Morpho. Then I added some special characters and quotes using
Morpho (cut and pasted form Word) in the Abstract section.

Online the Abstract section looked good but online the Sampling Description no
longer displayed correctly.

I again opened the data package from the network on Morpho and the Abstract
section no longer displayed correctly. I didn't try saving it to the network

------- Comment #6 From Jing Tao 2008-05-27 11:15:53 [reply] -------

Callie. Yeah, it is known that the morpho has problem to handle special
character. This is not metacat bug. It is morpho one. I will close the bug and
open one in morpho.


#1 Updated by ben leinfelder about 11 years ago

we are moving to UTF-8 encoding for the files. While this will help us render special characters, it won't solve the copy+paste from Word issue in which we go from one encoding used in Word to the clipboard (no metadata about character encoding) to Morpho (UTF-8). It has been suggested that we "guess" on some of these characters and translate them into their UTF-8 encoding. This is the extent of discussion so far.

#2 Updated by Redmine Admin almost 9 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 3323

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