The large text-corpus I'm working with was produced before the days of widespread Unicode support, and it contains HTML character entities instead of unicode codepoints, e.g. ü for ü [u-umlaut].
I can iterate through every text column in the ArrayCollections that I'm using for dataProviders to the DataGrid, and replace these entities with their unicode counterparts before the provider is assigned to the grid. But is there already a mechanism in place in Flex to render character entities in the DataGrid? Is there a ready-made ItemRenderer that can do this?