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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#8929 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

a totally ASCII Blog Title

Reported by: jidanni Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.7
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Gentlemen, let us today to attempt to get a totally ASCII Blog Title
on wp-admin/options-general.php.

We enter "Bob's blog". The apostrophe ends up as entity 8217.

We enter "Bob's blog" and indeed that ugliness stays in the links

Nope. No way to generate a simple

<h1><a href="http://...">Annette B. Jacobson's articles</a></h1>

Same with dashes, etc.

Ah finally a workaround: use a colon:

Annette B. Jacobson: articles

But now that I've revealed it works, I bet y'all will corrupt it too,
next edition.

Change History (4)

#1 @jidanni
13 years ago

OK you rabid ASCII hating WordPress fellows, you almost lost a
customer. However I came up with my own plugin to keep your hands my ASCII all over. Wonder if it will
break anything:

// One can turn off smileys from the admin panels, but to keep WordPress out of our ASCII we must:
	      ) as $filter ) {
  remove_filter($filter, 'wptexturize');}
//However there are still a few places where WordPress goes behind our backs to use wptexturize(),
//and PHP won't allow us to just redeclare function wptexturize($text){return $text;}

You really should have a one click 'Let go of my ASCII' option, just like for smileys.

#2 @jidanni
13 years ago

  • Version set to 2.7
keep your hands my ASCII

#3 @matt
13 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Please go easy on the rant-tickets.

#4 @DrewAPicture
6 years ago

  • Milestone 2.8 deleted
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