Disabling ConvertTags filter not working anymore to replace strong with b tag?

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  1. Chris
    Chris avatar
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    Member since:
    Nov 2010

    Posted 23 Jun 2016 Link to this post

    I'd like to change the behavior of the Editor from using strong,em tags and instead using b,i.  This is to make our website easier to listen to when using a screen reader.

    When I tried removing the ConvertTags content filter, it does not seem to do anything anymore... compared to what all the articles talk about.

    I've tested this on your demo site too:  http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/editor/examples/builtincontentfilters/defaultcs.aspx

    I am using Chrome 51.0.2704.103.


  2. Chris
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    Member since:
    Nov 2010

    Posted 24 Jun 2016 in reply to Chris Link to this post

    I should probably be more clear.  I was under the impression that the buttons for Bold and Italics on the editor would function differently if those filters were off.  It appears that those buttons do not change, but I see that disabling those filters do allow me to manually add the tags for bold/italics.

    How do I change the html that the buttons use?

  3. Stanimir
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    Posted 28 Jun 2016 Link to this post

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for contacting Telerik support.

    Here is the easiest way to achieve the required functionality.

    1. Do not disable the ConvertTags filter.
    2. Add the following javascript code to the page where the editor is loaded:
    Sys.Application.add_init(function() {
        var $E = Telerik.Web.UI.Editor;
        $E.BoldCommand().settings.tag = "b";
        $E.BoldCommand().settings.altTags = ["string"];
        $E.ItalicCommand().settings.tag = "i";
        $E.ItalicCommand().settings.altTags = ["em"];
        $E.ConvertTagsFilter.prototype.tags = [
            { target: "b", source: "strong" },
            { target: "i", source: "em" },
            { target: "del", source: "strike" }

    I hope this helps.

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