How to Clean Up Microsoft Word HTML Special Characters with PHP

How to Clean Up Microsoft Word HTML Special Characters with PHP

Coding
If you're like everyone else in programming you've learned to HATE Microsoft's implementation of HTML and how badly they've screwed up the web. Here is a quick function to use to clear out a few common special characters and replace them with standard ones. This is quick and dirty, but it works great. If you have extra resources you know of or more characters that I should include, post a comment down below. Go from this: There’s a “Problem” with Microsoft Word… it posts a – bunch of crap into the text. To this: There's a "Problem" with Microsoft Word... it posts a - bunch of crap into the text.   function SanitizeFromWord($src = '') { $src = str_replace("‘", "'", $src); $src = str_replace("’", "'", $src); $src = str_replace("”", '"',…
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Lighting 1.0 – Thunderbird Addon Preview

Lighting 1.0 – Thunderbird Addon Preview

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It’s been a while since I’ve update my software for email, so with the latest update in hand of Thunderbird 3.0 I went about updating the whole email system. Low and behold my Lighting and Gdata provider needed to be updated as well. I installed the latest version and was blown away. I used to be a hardcore Microsoft Outlook user, that is until I got more than 1000 email in my inbox and the system was plagued with slowdowns and outright crashes. Thank you Microsoft for making my transition off of Outlook so easy. But my favorite, and honestly must have feature, was the calendar and task manager. How can it be that no other email programs had this integrated into their email client?!? In stepped Mozilla with their…
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Official Dark Blue Windows XP Theme – Microsoft Visual Style

Guide
Microsoft has come out with a new Windows XP and 2003 theme which can be found in Windows Embedded Standard CTP Refresh. It is not available for download publicly, but has been extracted from the OS itself so you can download it from the link provided in the end. Microsoft Windows XP Theme - Embedded MIRROR: Download Now MIRROR: Download Now MIRROR: Download Now MIRROR: Download Now
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Official Black Windows XP Theme – Microsoft Visual Style

Official Black Windows XP Theme – Microsoft Visual Style

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What is a Visual Style Click here to download it! A desktop theme is a predefined set of window elements that help you personalize your computer to give it a distinctive appearance. Themes affect the overall appearance of your desktop, including the background, screen saver, icons, fonts, colors, windows, mouse pointers, and sounds. In Microsoft Windows XP, you can use the Windows Classic look as your theme, switch desktop themes, or modify elements of existing themes to create new themes and customize your desktop with the appearance that you want. Finally Microsoft has listened to what the customer's want and have released a new theme for Windows XP. I would like to introduce... Zune. How it works Download the theme directly from Microsoft. Run the setup. Then you will have…
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