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RE: m-dashes

From: Pawson, David <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 08:01:04 -0000
Message-ID: <81B329C63AEFD0119929006097AB82E40FEC35@priory.rnib.org.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


> to follow up on what Charles said:
> 
> > Please refer me to exactly what needs to be corrected in the
> > next version of Internet Explorer.  Thanks,
> 
> There is also an issue with the programs that originate, HTML, as
> opposed to interpreting in.  That is to say, don't represent an
> &mdash; as &#151, etc, but use the SGML entity names or ISO
> character numbers for them.
> 
> Al Gilman
	[Pawson, David]  

	Surely the simple need is for IE4.xx and netscape to implement
ISO latin 1?
	[I.e. be capable of displaying the correct glyphs for each
entity in the set].
	In deference to those out there who only live in MSDOS, perhaps
this should
	be a switchable option?


	My logic says that the html generator programs will follow the
browsers fairly
	rapidly. I.e. the html editor software programs. Is that
reasonable?

	My only real concern is that the single ISO latin 1 is only one
of a number needed
	for true internationalisation. A Unicode shift would give a real
move forward, permitting
	a wider use of the other entity sets.

	regards, DaveP
Received on Monday, 9 February 1998 03:04:01 GMT

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