I’ve installed Brad Choate’s MT-Textile Plug-in for Movable Type. It has a lot of features which I’ll likely never use, but it is supposed to translate symbols generated by word processing documents into HTML-readable code, saving a lot of editing time.

Hat tip: Michele Catalano, who apparently now offers a service whereby she comes to your home and reads her blog to you naked.

Update (0944): It worked! I posted a long article from MSNBC, which always has a lot of junk symbols, and they all converted automatically.

This was by far the easiest-to-install MT plug-in I’ve encountered. There are two files that have to be FTP’d into directories. There are no permissions to set, even! Thanks Brad. Thanks Michele.

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  1. That’s some impressive service Michele is offering there, heh.