[reportlab-users] Special characters in paragraphs

John J. Lee jjlee at reportlab.com
Thu Dec 15 08:11:48 EST 2005

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, Dick Kniep wrote:
> In my code I write text from a database (so this is free text) to the
> paragraph. Off course an ampersand can be replaced, but I can get all kinds
> of texts from the database. So to prevent any more crashes, I will have to
> escape all characters that are "prohibited" like <, >, &. So I have three
> questions:
> 1. Which characters have to be escaped
> 2. How do I escape them (ie. & becomes &amp)
> 3. Where do I find this in the manuals?

1. & 2.: xml.sax.saxutils.escape

3. Chapter 5 of the user guide and




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