Ampersanded non-english chars and SEO

Topics: Business Logic Layer
Mar 16, 2008 at 8:46 PM
Hello,

First of all thank you for this blog engine, it works like a charm. However, there is one minor problem for me: builtin editor converts non-english characters in to ampersand versions, which is an SEO issue. I am deploying this blog solely for SEO and my keywords contain problematic non-english characters. If these keywords are ampersanded they will not appear in search results.

I know it is (most likely) the editor because I can open raw xml files in notepad and change ampersanded characters to normal Turkish characters and save XML, afterwards when I open the post I see it is all there, properly displayed and properly written (no &). How can I solve it? If there is no way I will have to code a simple blog writer to save properly encoded posts in to App_Data/posts directory, but than what keeps the register of file names for post files?

Thank you,
Haluk
Mar 17, 2008 at 12:13 AM
Never mind! I found the answer here: http://www.codeplex.com/blogengine/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=14731