I use Windows Live Writer to write to WP. Every time there is a number 8 and a closing bracket right after it, the result in the blog will be a smiley of a face with sunglasses. I have to put a space between 8 and ) but this looks like I am a casual typist. Could this be changed somehow. Is there a way that this smiley needs that extra dash between 8 and ) to become a smiley?
This 8 + ) thing bugs me too….and for some reason ” + ) also inconveniently transmutes into a smiley….yes, we know we can turn smilies off; yes, we know we can leave a space….but only *very improbable* combinations of punctuation should result in smilies: and both 8 + ) ; and ” + ) are common usages….it would be handy if these two could be changed, if possible….
panaghiotisadam: Thank you, I’ll try that. Though it means I have to go to code mode in WLW.
doggerelist: I agree that whoever did the smiley thing didn’t think well about “normal” results of smiley combinations.