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Finishing up development work for a client and they have a late request to superscript every occurrence of the &reg character throughout the site. I merely get by with CSS, but not even sure CSS provides the best solution here. how can I make a global change to every occurrence of a single character in the site copy without going back and adding tags everywhere?

if the best solution does involve inserting a span or other tag I'm thinking it could be accomplished with a database query (all the copy is wired up to a CMS).

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If the content is in a database you should be able to replace all ® in their content with one query (assuming it is all in one table). It would look like this (assuming MySQL):

UPDATE tablename SET fieldname = REPLACE(fieldname, '&reg;', '<sup>&reg;</sup>')

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I just used the <sup> tag instead of CSS. You can obviously choose which method you prefer.

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Hmm.. should it be &reg; and not just &reg ? –  LazyOne Jun 21 '11 at 22:15
    
@dvn66 If modifying the database is not an option or the CMS table structure proves unfathomable, there are also some JavaScript solutions in this question: stackoverflow.com/questions/1703961/… –  Nick Jun 21 '11 at 22:21
    
@LazyOne Yes, there should be a semicolon at the end. Adding it now. –  John Conde Jun 21 '11 at 22:24
    
thank you very much for the replies, I'll implement a solution and report back with any useful findings. –  dvn66 Jun 21 '11 at 23:25
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