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HTML Special Characters Helper v1.5

I’d like to announce the official release of the updated HTML Special Characters Helper plugin (v1.5) for WordPress.

Admin widget on the Write Post page for inserting HTML encodings of special characters into the post.

The plugin’s official homepage is located at :
coffee2code.com/wp-plugins/html-special-characters-helper.

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

Detailed ChangeLog

These are the detailed changes, which may or may not make sense to you depending on your familiarity with the previous features and internals of the plugin.

  • Added 78 mew characters to extended characters listing: left-right arrow, carriage return arrow, lozenge, clubs, hearts, diamonds, spades, for all, there exists, empty set, intersection, union, backward difference, angle, logical and, logical or, 49 Greek characters, 5 double arrows, plus, minus, dot operator, orthogonal to, feminine ordinal indicator, masculine ordinal indicator, fraction slash, cedilla
  • Tweaked description of a few existing special characters
  • Reordered some of the existing special characters
  • Removed rich text editor toolbar button and all related code and files (including html-special-characters.php, and tinymce/*)
  • Added title attribute to links for Help and Toggle More
  • Removed create_dbx_box variable from class, since it controlled what is now the sole behavior of the plugin
  • Minor reformatting (spacing)
  • Updated screenshots
  • Updated copyright date
  • Noted compatibility through 2.8+
  • Dropped compatibility with versions of WP older than 2.6

3 replies on “HTML Special Characters Helper v1.5”

Technically the plugin does insert © into the editor. However, if you are using the visual editor (which it sounds like you are), the editor converts it to the fancy version (the c within a circle). If you were to write the post in the HTML editor, you would see that © gets inserted. If you switch back to the Visual editor, you’ll see it gets converted. Since the editor in Visual mode is attempting to render markup and characters in a WYSIWYG fashion, you’ll always see the fancy version.

Reel nice plugin, but it would be nice too, with some more special characters. In Denmark we use these characters

“æ”, &-aelig-; latin small letter ae = latin small ligature ae

“ø”, &-oslash-; latin small letter o with stroke= latin small letter o slash

“å”, &-aring-; latin small letter a with ring above = latin small letter a ring

“Æ”, &-AElig-; latin capital letter AE = latin capital ligature AE

“Ø”, &-Oslash-; latin capital letter O with stroke = latin capital letter O slash

“Å”, &-Aring-; latin capital letter A with ring above = latin capital letter A ring

Personally I also use the letter:

“ä”, &-auml-; latin small letter a with diaeresis

I was typing this comment with firefox 3.5.2 and Unicode (UTF-8).