Idea: HTML entities and me

Today I was working on moving a site from a proprietary ecommerce platform to Magento. That includes some static CMS pages. The old sites includes a lot of “å” and other Swedish characters. That’s not web safe, it just doesn’t always show up correctly.

I’ve been in this situation before, doing 6 search-replace calls on a text to catch å, ä, ö, Å, Ä, Ö. In HTML they’re entities and need to be written as a code between & and ;. So “å” is “å”.

This happens from time to time and I think it happens to you too.

So a microsite I thought of is just a big text field and a optional upload text button. Enter your regular text with characters, and get the safe version with html entities.

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