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I have noticed that my TinyMCE editor in Wordpress MU 2.9.2 loses text after a double space when you save a blog post. This is a problem because some users habitually use two spaces after a period.

In these two examples, there are two spaces between "test" and "test":

  • "test test" ("test__test") becomes "test" when the blog is saved
  • "test test, the rest of my long blog post" ("test__test,_the_rest_of_my_long_blog_post") becomes "test" when the blog is saved


I updated to WP 3.2.1 and can confirm that this is still an issue.

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First: Update (for lot's of reasons). – kaiser Oct 12 '11 at 17:59
Please update or confirm that you can reproduce this on latest WP version. Otherwise this would be somewhat moot. – Rarst Oct 12 '11 at 21:11
Question edited... though if there is no simple fix, or am I further convinced to, I will try updating WP – SomewhereThere Oct 13 '11 at 0:10
I updated to 3.2.1 and confirm that this is still an issue – SomewhereThere Oct 13 '11 at 17:38
@SomewhereThere - this is not normal behavior, try disabling plugins and switching to default theme to determine what's causing this. – Milo Oct 13 '11 at 17:50
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Problem solved:

In 2.9.2 under "New Blog Defaults", the field "Encoding for pages and feeds" was blank and should have been UTF-8. When I updated this field on all blogs, the problem went away.

In 3.2.1 you can edit this value on a blog by blog basis on the reading settings page: /wp-admin/options-reading.php. I'm not sure what the default value for new blogs in 3.2.1 is, or if there is somewhere to change the default, but I'm guessing it is UTF-8

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could you please explain where you find "New Blog Defaults" .... it seems that I also need to set my UTF to 8 but I don't know how or where. – user18845 Aug 3 '12 at 21:51
see my edits above – SomewhereThere Aug 7 '12 at 17:36

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