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Request #34577 get_html_translation_table is missing a lot of xHTML entities
Submitted: 2005-09-21 11:35 UTC Modified: 2016-12-30 23:07 UTC
Avg. Score:4.6 ± 0.8
Reproduced:14 of 14 (100.0%)
Same Version:3 (21.4%)
Same OS:1 (7.1%)
From: mark_meredith at shaw dot ca Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 5.0.5 OS: Mac OS X 10.4.2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2005-09-21 11:35 UTC] mark_meredith at shaw dot ca
Some special characters, Symbols, and Latin-1 chararacters. 
missing from get_html_translation_table

The xhtml Special character lsquo and rsquo (left and right 
single quote are missing for instance). And a lot of 
entities from the W3C provided xhtml-symbol.ent, xhtml-
special.ent, and xhtml-lat1.ent files are missing.

You can download these files from

It also seems strange how all of this was implemented 
considering there are three files of entities. There really 
should be 3 separate functions for converting these 
characters to their entity equivalents as well as one 
function that will convert all entities.

Reproduce code:

/*:NOTE: then compare to the contents of the entity files located at

Expected result:
Should have every known entity, and divisions between what 
type of entity it is.

Actual result:
Is missing a lot of entities like &rsquo; from xhtml-


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 [2006-03-17 23:09 UTC] morgan at forsalebyowner dot com
Ran into this problem while trying to generate an xml document using the DomDocument object.  The DomDocument->saveXML gives an error when certain characters within the document, specially the right-single-quotation (U+2019) and several other characters.  An attempt to convert the entities to HTML using htmlentities failed because the characters are not in the html_translation_table.
 [2009-08-20 00:38 UTC] chiestand at salk dot edu
This is still a problem in PHP 5.2.5 on both my Linux and OS X 10.5 platforms.

In my case the problematic character was "ff", which crashed DOMDocument::saveXML() with error "xmlEscapeEntities:char out of range"
 [2016-12-30 23:07 UTC]
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: Strings related
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