In all versions of DW (up to CS3 which I have used) I had no problem pasting / typing HTML or text with international characters in Design View when the page is using a non-Unicode, yet international encoding (like Windows - Greek or ISO - Greek).
Now, DW CS6 auto converts all international chars typed/pasted in Design View to html entities (unless Page Encoding is Unicode).
For example, when the document has an encoding of:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1253">
[ This is equal to Modify / Page Properties / Title/Encoding / Document Type (DTD): None & Encoding: Greek (Windows) ]
...in the past I was able to type/paste greek characters/text in Design view and they were retained as such (simple text) in Code view (and this is what we need now as well).
Yet, in DW CS6 such international chars/text (typed / pasted in Design view) are auto-switched to "&somechar;" entities which is not what should happen; this messes up all text. Design view shows the text correctly, but html source (Code View) does not retain international characters themselves, although it should, as long as the html page is using a proper encoding/charset that allows compatible international text to be retained (e.g. greek encoding is compatible with greek characters). I repeat that this was working correctly at least until DW CS3.
Directly typing/pasting in DW CS6 design view correctly (i.e. retaining the original chars in code view) works ONLY when using Unicode.
However, if we type/paste greek text (with html tags or not) directly in Code view, then DW CS6 retains chars/text properly and Design view displays everything properly too. Consequently, as a work-around, we can use the Code View to type/paste international text/html when not using Unicode (UTF-8) as the Page Encoding. But this makes our life more difficult.
So, has CS6 dropped support for typing/pasting international text/html directly in Design view, for non-Unicode international encodings?
Or something has changed and we need to configure some setting(s) so that the feature works properly? (I haven't been able to find any setting that might affect this behavior. I also played with Document Type (DTD) settings but I found these did not affect the described behavior.)
Please advise. This is very important.
Message was edited by: JJ-GR
Hi Nick -
I am know nothing about text encoding, but I have always found pasting in Design view to be a crap shoot at best. There is no extra effort required to past in Code view.
Does you paste work properly in code view?
Thanks for the reply.
As I have already mentioned, typing/pasting in Code View works properly.
However, in previous versions of DW, pasting/typing in Design View was working fine, whatever the page encoding.
I agree that pasting in Code View is not really a big deal. But having to do all editing/typing in Code View definitely is! What is the point of using a WYSIWYG editor, if it can't produce correct source code (except in Unicode pages)? If we are going to do all editing in Code View, then we could simply use notepad (just an exaggeration) or other programming-oriented tool.
I hope other people can confirm the problem and suggest solutions or Adobe fixes it.
It seems that the described behavior occurs since CS4; see: http://forums.adobe.com/message/1041106.
Quite unfortunate. I wonder why Adobe has not acted upon the problem since then.
Is there anyone here who is in a position to report this issue to Adobe dev team?
Submit one yourself.
Bug Report & Feature Request Form
Thanks, I did. I hope Adobe will do something about it.
For the time being, I am seriously thinking of downgrading to CS3...
A note on Adobe bug reporting: No ticket number or case ID, or issue tracker. We are left in the dark re. Adobe's intentions or actions to resolve this (or any other reported issue). Anyway...
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