Re: questions about entities and entity declarations

>I don't have a clue how character set issues will affect this. In my current
>systems, it's completely disconnected because the glyph for a character
>depends on the current font. If anyone could assure me that this will be
>a non-issue, then I'll be happy (as long as I have their home address for

If you have a fixed coded character set (seems to be consensus here)
and a character code, you should be able to select a reasonable glyph 
image without any other information. Things like the private use area
in UNICODE would be a bit difficult without at least some font