Special characters (č, ž, š) in Flash (updated)

October 16th, 2006 | Categories: Free tools, Web design

Coming from Slovenia I have to face with the problem of slovenian characters in the web applications. Usually FrontPage or SharePoint designer take good care about that for me. The problem arises when I need to use Flash that reads external file.

Example: I need to embed a flash that will read the text that will say “Študija”.

If I include in the text file the word Študija, Flash will not recognize this character (at least in most cases). I’ve found, that you have to use special codes for characters like č, ž, š, etc. But which? After some time searching the net and combining knowlege, I’ve come up with a table of codes for the following characters:

č: %C4%8D
Č: %C4%8C
š: %C5%A1
Š: %C5%A0
ž: %C5%BE
Ž: %C5%BD
ć: %C4%87
Ć: %C4%86
đ: %C4%91
Đ: %C4%90
ä: %C3%A4
Ä: %C3%84
ő: %C3%B6
Ő: %C3%96
ű: %C3%BC
Ű: %C3%9C
ß: %C3%9F

So in my case instead of Študije I have to use %C5%A0tudije to have Flash spell out the correct word.

Update: Thanks to Jose here’s a list of other special characters to use. There are no č, ž, š in that table so it’s a nice complement to this post.