SOLVED Character set for news fed text '
@j_joe thank you, this worked for me. but i did have some trouble. only way i coudl get it to work for some reason was to place the character replacement array in the default section of newsfeed.js instead of in config.js
@j_joe Thank you. I am very new to this and dont know what some of the things you are saying even are such as "In the getTemplateData: function () " and “in the return section” but that gives me some things to figure out. The best way to understand is to figure things out. Thanks again.