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    Default Problems with special characters in my Admin

    Hello, we're having 2 problems with special characters in the newest release of zen cart (v1.5.5a). The problems are:

    When saving a newly created ez-page, if there is an ampersand symbol (&) in the title, the "&" symbol is converted and displayed as &.

    The second problem is when changing any of the layout settings in admin (Configuration-Layout Settings) that have a symbol, for example the "Categories Separator between the Category Name and Sub Categories" to something other than the default (|_ ) such as    which is 2 spaces, the outcome is   . Even trying to change it back to the default is impossible because the outcome is |_ .

    All web browsers are displaying the same results.

    We have an older version (v1.5.1) of zen cart (different domain) running on the same server and it doesn't have this problem. Does anyone have any ideas or is anyone even having the same problem running the newest version (v1.5.5a)?

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    Default Re: Problems with special characters in the newest Zen Cart version

    Quote Originally Posted by rotten View Post
    Hello, we're having 2 problems with special characters in the newest release of zen cart (v1.5.5a). The problems are:

    When saving a newly created ez-page, if there is an ampersand symbol (&) in the title, the "&" symbol is converted and displayed as &.

    The second problem is when changing any of the layout settings in admin (Configuration-Layout Settings) that have a symbol, for example the "Categories Separator between the Category Name and Sub Categories" to something other than the default (|_##) such as #### which is 2 spaces, the outcome is   . Even trying to change it back to the default is impossible because the outcome is |_ .

    All web browsers are displaying the same results.

    We have an older version (v1.5.1) of zen cart (different domain) running on the same server and it doesn't have this problem. Does anyone have any ideas or is anyone even having the same problem running the newest version (v1.5.5a)?
    This is a known bug, I do think the development team is on it.
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    Default Re: Problems with special characters in the newest Zen Cart version

    Thank you for the quick reply. Do you know if there's a workaround for it or do we just have to wait for the fix?

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    Default Re: Problems with special characters in the newest Zen Cart version

    Quote Originally Posted by rotten View Post
    Thank you for the quick reply. Do you know if there's a workaround for it or do we just have to wait for the fix?
    Nope, not even adding it using an SQL patch works.
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    Default Re: Problems with special characters in the newest Zen Cart version

    Thanks again, we'll just wait for the fix then. Have a great evening

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    Default Re: Problems with special characters

    Should be resolved by updating these files: https://www.zen-cart.com/showthread....33#post1312333
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    Default Re: Problems with special characters

    Quote Originally Posted by DrByte View Post
    Should be resolved by updating these files: https://www.zen-cart.com/showthread....33#post1312333
    The problem is still there even after I replaced those 3 files. Any suggestion?
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Problems with special characters

    Quote Originally Posted by scott_ease View Post
    The problem is still there even after I replaced those 3 files. Any suggestion?
    Thank you.
    You say the problem is still there. Please identify how it is possible to reproduce the issue now that the patched files have been installed?
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    Default Re: Problems with special characters

    v155a under construction: http://angelcorp.net/test/index.php?...products_id=88
    The 4th line from above, next to 'Model:' shows '&amp;nbsp;'

    v150 live site: http://angelcorp.net/infant-formula/...products_id=88
    The 4th line from above, next to 'Model:' follows a space.

    The admin backend input are identical (&nbsp;). Same database actually (upgraded with v155a).
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Problems with special characters

    Quote Originally Posted by scott_ease View Post
    v155a under construction: http://angelcorp.net/test/index.php?...products_id=88
    The 4th line from above, next to 'Model:' shows '&amp;nbsp;'

    v150 live site: http://angelcorp.net/infant-formula/...products_id=88
    The 4th line from above, next to 'Model:' follows a space.

    The admin backend input are identical (&nbsp;). Same database actually (upgraded with v155a).
    Thank you.
    In your development site, if you manually update the record, does the &nbsp; stay as it should or does it change still?
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