How to paste special characters into a form text field.
Posted on 2003-11-20
I have numerous html forms where scientists paste abstract/summaries of their research into a textarea field for peer review. Unfortunately, they use many special characters (greek letters, scientific notation, etc) that are available in their word processing programs, but which get lost in translation into the html form textarea field. This is causing much grief!
Example: use MSWORD to write the following statement -- "The symbol of Pi is (symbol of Pi here)." Now paste that statement into an html form textarea field, and watch the Pi symbol turn into a generic open square (as all special characters do).
I don't know how to solve this, and would greatly appreciate any hints, clues or solves.