I need to add extra special characters to the list provided within Rich Text Fields, is this possible and if so how should it be done please?

  • Good question--this, CSS styles, and custom nodes are probably the main three questions I see when RTF functionality comes up in training or implementations. Nov 25, 2013 at 22:33
  • Hi Richard, could you specify the Tridion version on your questions please? Nov 26, 2013 at 11:13

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According to the documentation you can add characters to a file named "SpecialCharacters.xml", stored under "\Tridion\web\WebUI\Models\CME\Configuration".

You need to specify several attributes for the character to be displayed:

    <Value>string or character</Value>
    <Description>Generic Description</Description>
    <Description lang="User Language ID 1">Description for User Language 1</Description>
    <Description lang="User Language ID 2">Description for User Language 2</Description>

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