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Re: NCRs (was RE: Problems with Amaya 2.4 )

From: Vincent Quint <quint@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 10:35:41 +0100
Message-Id: <200002240935.KAA12052@lifou.inrialpes.fr>
To: "Fran ois Yergeau" <yergeau@alis.com>
cc: www-amaya@w3.org
This bug has been fixed.  Amaya now saves the original character reference
back, even if it can't display it properly. The fix is available in the
CVS base and will be included in the next binary release.
Thanks for pointing this out.

Vincent.

François Yergeau wrote:
>
> Vincent Quint wrote:
> >
> > 1. In the current version, Amaya uses only the Symbol font in
> > addition to ISO-Latin1 fonts.  For this reason, a number of
> > mathematical symbols can't be displayed properly.  They appear
> > in the form of a question mark.  But, don't worry, if you save
> > the document, the original entity is preserved.
> 
> I wish this were also the case with numeric character references (NCRs).  If
> you load a file containing, say, &#338; (an OE ligature), Amaya will nicely
> determine that it cannot display that and display OE as a fallback instead.
> That's OK, but when you save, you'll find that the file now contains "OE",
> not your original &#338;.  Without even as much as a warning, I think this
> is, hmmm, impolite and should be fixed.
> 
> --
> François Yergeau
> 

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