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Rails Plugin with Helpers to en- and decode HTML Entities
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This plugin lets you encode and decode (UTF-8) strings using HTML entities.
Two new methods will be automatically available in your views:

* encode_entities: Encodes a string into a string with HTML entities:

>> <%= encode_entities("Über geek") %>
=> "&Uuml;ber geek"

* decode_entities: Decodes a string with HTML entities into a string:

>> <%= decode_entities("&Uuml;ber geek") %>
=> "Über geek"

Using Anywhere

Now it's possible to include the helpers in other classes easily by just including HTML::EntityCoder in your class.

If you *really* need to to use the helpers in a model you can do it like this:

class Person < ActiveRecord::Base
  include HTML::EntityCoder

or a controller:

class PersonController < ApplicationController
  include HTML::EntityCoder


Note: Don't feed the helpers with anything else but UTF-8. If you really need to, convert your string to UTF-8 first using Iconv (

A basic test unit is included.

HTMLHelpers is copyright (c) 2006 Ruben Nine (, released under the MIT license
HTMLEntities is copyright (c) 2005-2006 Paul Battley, released under the MIT license
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