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Display character for HTML Number

Joe Harry
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Guys,

I have a textfield in which I show some text that I get from the server. For example., the server sends abcdefgh&# 286; and the character &# 286; stands for Ğ (Capital G-brave). I cannot use Javascript to do the decoding. Is there a way in the html text property that does this conversion autamatically for me?


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You're not really saying what the problem is.


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Joe Harry
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I guess I have written that in my post above. Here it is again. I want to convert the HTML number format &# 345; to its original character when it is displayed in the username field on my page. Right now, the username comes from the server as joth&# 345; and I want to somehow show the original character for the &# 345, but it gets displayed as joth&# 345;
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There should be no space character in the entity.
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Bear Bibeault wrote:There should be no space character in the entity.


Yes, there is no space characeter in my application. I have explicitly left space here otherwise I guess instead of displaying &# 345; it displays it as ř (you see... without space this is what is happeneing)
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Why is it necessary to do the conversion? If you put that string on an HTML page, then the correct character should be displayed; are you saying it is not?


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Joe Harry
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:Why is it necessary to do the conversion? If you put that string on an HTML page, then the correct character should be displayed; are you saying it is not?


Yes, it is not. I'm trying to display it in the html input field and also in the html password field but it still shows up as &# 345; and not in its original character.
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This works fine for me




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Joe Harry
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Displaying it like above works for me as well. But I have to read it from the struts action form:

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Joe Harry wrote:Displaying it like above works for me as well. But I have to read it from the struts action form:



When it is rendered to the page it is a textbox. Makes no difference how it got to the page.

Are you setting an encoding?

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Bear Bibeault wrote:
Joe Harry wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:There should be no space character in the entity.


Yes, there is no space characeter in my application. I have explicitly left space here otherwise I guess instead of displaying &# 345; it displays it as ř (you see... without space this is what is happeneing)


Please read AvoidRedHerrings. Next time, let us know when you are doing stuff like that. Otherwise, you waste your own and everyone else's time.

And since you know about HTML entities, why do you not just use HTML entities to make your posts appear correctly?


No one ever told him how to do it. Nice if it was documented somewhere on the ranch to use &192; to properly display it.

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Joe Harry
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Eric Pascarello wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:
Joe Harry wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:There should be no space character in the entity.


Yes, there is no space characeter in my application. I have explicitly left space here otherwise I guess instead of displaying &# 345; it displays it as ř (you see... without space this is what is happeneing)


Please read AvoidRedHerrings. Next time, let us know when you are doing stuff like that. Otherwise, you waste your own and everyone else's time.

And since you know about HTML entities, why do you not just use HTML entities to make your posts appear correctly?


No one ever told him how to do it. Nice if it was documented somewhere on the ranch to use &192; to properly display it.

Eric


Thanks. I did not knew how to get that character to display correctlyas it is.
 
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