Editorial Workflow Encode Unicode to HTML

This workflow takes selected text in the Editorial editor and replaces it with HTML encoded character strings.

It’s just a few actions:

The magic is in the bit of Python that uses the CGI module and should handle most non-english characters as well as special characters like emdash.

#coding: utf-8
import workflow
import cgi

action_in = workflow.get_input()

tempString = workflow.get_variable('origString')

encodeString = cgi.escape(tempString).encode('ascii', 'xmlcharrefreplace')

#TODO: Generate the output...
action_out = encodeString


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