[webkit-dev] API in webkit to convert Unicode <--> HTML named entities?

Alexey Proskuryakov ap at webkit.org
Mon Jul 21 13:04:00 PDT 2008

On Jul 21, 2008, at 10:15 PM, Dan Wood wrote:

> I've been looking for an API to convert from a unicode character to  
> its named HTML entity (like "&euro;" or "&auml;") -- if it exists --  
> and vice-versa.

Not a specific API, but if you make WebKit parse the text (e.g. with  
loadHTMLString:baseURL:), it will be available via DOM methods as  
Unicode characters. I do not think that there is any way to make  
WebKit do the conversion to named entities - but maybe numeric  
entities like "&#x0441;" would meet your requirements? I'm not quite  
sure what you need to achieve though.

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov

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