3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 12, 2008 11:35 AM by HKabaker

    Bad conversion of ellipses to &ldots;

      I'm using RH7 and all my ... characters are replaced by &ldots; which does not appear to be a valid HTML entity and is not recognised by Internet Explorer or Firefox 3. I've converted some by adding the Insert HTML Symbol route.
      These work but why does RH7 produce an illegal tag? Can this be tweaked in the program settings somewhere so that it can be replaced by a legal code (…)
        • 1. Re: Bad conversion of ellipses to &ldots;
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi there

          What I'm about to suggest may be a bit of a long shot, but you never know.

          When you create your output, have you tried enabling the W3C compliance option? My thought here is that if the entity isn't really valid, maybe that would cause a change.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Bad conversion of ellipses to &ldots;
            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
            Hope Rick won't mind me coming in but this looks a bit like a variant of a bug that was in the initial release and fixed in one of the patches. Do you have the patches applied and were they applied before the project was upgraded?

            See Using RH7 on my site.

            UPDATE: I am assuming this is occurring after an upgrade. If not, then back to Rick.

            • 3. Re: Bad conversion of ellipses to &ldots;
              HKabaker Level 2

              Welcome to the forum!

              (Rick, you have a birthday and forget your manners?)

              Look at the html code in the source file to see how the ellipses are coded when they don't work, compared to when they do work.

              Unless you specified it when installing, the windows character set isn't valid in RH 7, which has its own system for some of the special characters and converts them on output to W3C standards for UTF-8. You'll see them between tags like this:

              <robohelp> xxxxxxx </robohelp>

              Use the find/replace function to make your ellipses consistent.