Online or offline text to html entities converter

Issue

Does anyone know of any online or offline software that will take, say, a paragraph of text with quotes and other characters in it and convert it to html entities ?

I am not looking for the normal alphabetic characters to be converted, just the quotes and dashes etc.

Reason I ask is that we have a copywriting department who insist on using Word for writing copy for websites but copying and pasting this into a site whilst having to find the strange characters is time consuming and tedious.

Solution

PHP functions htmlspecialchars makes this easy. You can easily make a small html form who posts to a php script that write out the result.

PHP:

echo htmlspecialchars($_POST['input']);

HTML:

<form method="post">
<textarea name="input"></textarea>
</form>

http://php.net/htmlspecialchars

Answered By – Christian Tellnes

Answer Checked By – Candace Johnson (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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