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Frequently Asked Questions

Version française.

Firstly, this page is always being improved, so if you don't understand something, or you think something is missing, then please post a message in the forum in the Discussion Forum.


Can I load/edit/save online documnets with Xinha?

  • Q: How do I set the content of the editor?
    • A: To set the initial editor content, simply put the entized? HTML into the initial textarea
    • A: To set the content dynamically by Javascript, use the editor.setEditorContent(html) method
  • Q: How do I get the edited HTML with?
    • A: Use the editor.getEditorContent() method

On the project

  • Q: How can I help the project ?
    • A: Use the editor with eyes open and tell us how to improve it Tickets
    • A: Check the timeline and participate in ticket discussions
    • A: Help users by sharing your experience and answering questions in the forum and/or expanding the wiki
    • A: Localize Xinha to your language (see below)
  • Q: Have you had a chance to put up a donation page?
    • A: Currently only one developer showed no scruples and has put up a personal PayPal button Developers


  • Q: Do i need a webserver or can I use the script through file:// ?
    • A: You need a webserver, else some plugins and langages other than english won't work...
  • Q: How can I change the default editor CSS? (default CSS)

Editor usage

  • Q: How to insert a <br> tag ?
    • Use Shift+Enter
    • To change the behaviour of unshifted enter, in Mozilla set xinha_config.mozParaHandler = "built-in". In IE there is now way to change this.



  • Q: Xinha doesn't load though I have set it up according to the NewbieGuide?
    • A: make shure _editor_url is set correctly and all files could be loaded
    • A: Check for any JavaScript errors
  • Q: I have done everything explained in newbie document but the texts are always in english, how can I use my language file ?
    • A: Make sure your language file is up to date.
    • A: The translation system (i18n) will only work if you have a webserver.
  • Q: My text appears strangely in my textarea ?
  • Q: Why get the changes only submitted when switching into HTML mode?
    • A: If you submit the form using JavaScript (form.submit())you must not have a button with id="submit" in the same form



  • Q: How can I add my language to the Xinha translations?
    • A: There is a PHP script that extracts all strings to be translated from the source files (contrib/lc_parse_strings.php), or you simply grab one of the existing languages (de.js would be a good choice) and go ahead... Once you're ready, please simply attach the to a ticket and we will add the to the distribution.

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