Escape characters

As in https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/subscribe-by-mail-accents-in-mail-exerpt the following sequence without spaces “& # 2 3 3 ;” results in “é” being displayed, and while this means that you’ve implemented excellent unicode support, it could hamper discussions surrounding multilingual content. Perhaps adding escape characters so that people can add &—-; codes to their posts could be a simple & useful addition to the forum?

A passing thought, feel free to ignore if difficult.