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Conversion of Apostrophes in RSS Feed and CData Blocks

  1. Our blog is running a podcast. You can find the feed at:

    When we post an episode, WordPress automatically uses the body of the post as the description of the episode. However, if we use an apostrophe in the body, in the feed it is automatically converted to a #8217; special character. This displays find in browsers, but doesn't display properly in iTunes. I believe this happens because the description is wrapped in a CDATA block. This link from Apple states "CDATA tags are strongly discouraged". Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

    I believe it's only the CDATA block causing the problem because we use a hyphen in the title, which is converted to a character #8212 in the feed. However, iTunes displays this just fine. Has anyone else seen this? I can't seem to find conversation about this.

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