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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#9100 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

One click disable wptexturize()

Reported by: jidanni Owned by: nbachiyski
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Severity: trivial Version: 2.7
Component: I18N Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I would like to propose a one click item in the administration panels

[x] enhance quote marks (or whatever, yes checkmark=on by default).

where one could, with one click, disable wptexturize(), _without any plugins_ or e.g., bug #8929.

That way, one could by default, just have an old fashioned ASCII blog.

You see many devices do not necessarily support all of UTF-8, and more importantly many older user think giving our text haridoos is plain unprofessional. "School requires all our hair to have curls this year."

No I'm not sure if clicking it should/would change text already in the database.

I'm not just saying one click to make it now do wptexturize($text){return $text;} It is more complicated than that, wptexturize is scattered around the code doing various roles.

Anyway, please keep this bug on the back burner as a long term wishlist noting that some users feel wptexturize is so silly and there should be a way to disable it from the admin panels without a plugin.

Change History (5)

#1 @jidanni
9 years ago

  • Version set to 2.7

Take MediaWiki for example. It would never think of "enhancing" what the user entered, even though it has pretty CSS, etc. So it is quite a shock that one needs to turn to plugins, etc. just to stop this from happening in WordPress.

And no, one does not only wish to stop this "MicroSoft style 'moronizing'" of characters only when entering computer code snippets, but for plain text too.

Indeed, even the goofiest of word processors has a switch to turn such silliness off, but with WordPress one needs to hack or plugin.

#2 @nbachiyski
9 years ago

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

That's the purpose of plugins -- to let you change you don't like.

#3 @Viper007Bond
9 years ago

  • Milestone 2.9 deleted

#4 @jidanni
9 years ago

OK, but let it be stated here for the record, that

  1. You all are like MicroSoft and I am like the

http://www.fourmilab.ch/webtools/demoroniser/ author.

  1. Plugins will never be able to catch up with all the places you

distort text with each new release. Only a centralized switch (checkbox) in the official WordPress can possibly catch them all.

#5 @jidanni
9 years ago

  • Cc jidanni@… added
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