[Zope-CMF] Re: Problem with STX rendering

Charlie Clark charlie at begeistert.org
Fri May 11 04:43:13 EDT 2007

Am 11.05.2007 um 01:09 schrieb Alexander Limi:

> On Thu, 10 May 2007 07:28:49 -0700, Charlie Clark  
> <charlie-6bEcJwdP2pR+28uErXmBHg at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> Anyway before I submit a follow-up to the bug is there any CMF  
>> setting I can use to avoid this problem?
> It's a known issue with STX.

Thanks, does that mean anything's being done about it? I would have  
thought Plone users would be suffering the most with it.

I spent some time looking at the underlying code yesterday and can  
see what's causing the problem. If I take my own medicine the STX  
code should be fixed.

STLetters simply makes use of string.letters and string.digits which  
are then thrown into various re's

expr = re.compile(r'\*\*([%s%s%s\s]+?)\*\*' % (letters, digits,  

This will work with non-ascii only if the encoding for string.letters  
and the text to be compared is the same which, certainly on my  
machine is not the case, but can be easily fixed.

letters = string.letters.decode(locale.getlocale()[1].encode 

I thought that the default_zpublisher_encoding would do but that's  
wrong. Assuming it's possible to get the value from Zope surely this  
would be a relatively painless fix?

It might be an idea would be to hook into the ReST encoding  
directives that are mysteriously included in /etc/zope.conf

An alternative would be to coerce the use of unicode and simply  
compare against that:
re.compile(r'\*\*([\s\w]+?)\*\*', re.U) #extended as necessary for  

The advantage of this is that it would be entirely independent of  
locale but this would take more work on STX which seems to choke if  
fed unicode.

Going back briefly to ReST: if Zope seems ready to support this out  
of the box, wouldn't it useful to support ReST in  
CMFDefault.Document? Or is the dependency on docutils too precarious?  
It could be added gracefully to the edit form if import  
reStructuredText succeeded. Or is this yet another case of me being  
behind the loop again?

Charlie Clark
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