ISO entities for HTML 2.+

Terry Allen (
Mon, 12 Dec 1994 13:59:04 PST

Message-Id: <199412122159.NAA27615@rock>
From: Terry Allen <>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 1994 13:59:04 PST
Subject: ISO entities for HTML 2.+

Murray writes:
>I have 
before, and will now again, suggest that some or all of the entity
sets listed in the SGML standard should be specified in HTML and
supported by user agents.

I'll add that I find the Numeric and Special Graphic and
the Publishing sets so useful as to be almost necessary.  For
convenience I append the copies I have.

<!-- (C) International Organization for Standardization 1986
     Permission to copy in any form is granted for use with
     conforming SGML systems and applications as defined in
     ISO 8879, provided this notice is included in all copies.
<!-- Character entity set. Typical invocation:
       "ISO 8879-1986//ENTITIES Numeric and Special Graphic//EN">
<!ENTITY half   SDATA "[half  ]"--=fraction one-half-->
<!ENTITY frac12 SDATA "[frac12]"--=fraction one-half-->
<!ENTITY frac14 SDATA "[frac14]"--=fraction one-quarter-->
<!ENTITY frac34 SDATA "[frac34]"--=fraction three-quarters-->
<!ENTITY frac18 SDATA "[frac18]"--=fraction one-eighth-->
<!ENTITY frac38 SDATA "[frac38]"--=fraction three-eighths-->
<!ENTITY frac58 SDATA "[frac58]"--=fraction five-eighths-->
<!ENTITY frac78 SDATA "[frac78]"--=fraction seven-eighths-->

<!ENTITY sup1   SDATA "[sup1  ]"--=superscript one-->
<!ENTITY sup2   SDATA "[sup2  ]"--=superscript two-->
<!ENTITY sup3   SDATA "[sup3  ]"--=superscript three-->

<!ENTITY plus   SDATA "[plus  ]"--=plus sign B:-- >
<!ENTITY plusmn SDATA "[plusmn]"--/pm B: =plus-or-minus sign-->
<!ENTITY lt     SDATA "[lt    ]"--=less-than sign R:-->
<!ENTITY equals SDATA "[equals]"--=equals sign R:-->
<!ENTITY gt     SDATA "[gt    ]"--=greater-than sign R:-->
<!ENTITY divide SDATA "[divide]"--/div B: =divide sign-->
<!ENTITY times  SDATA "[times ]"--/times B: =multiply sign-->

<!ENTITY curren SDATA "[curren]"--=general currency sign-->
<!ENTITY pound  SDATA "[pound ]"--=pound sign-->
<!ENTITY dollar SDATA "[dollar]"--=dollar sign-->
<!ENTITY cent   SDATA "[cent  ]"--=cent sign-->
<!ENTITY yen    SDATA "[yen   ]"--/yen =yen sign-->

<!ENTITY num    SDATA "[num   ]"--=number sign-->
<!ENTITY percnt SDATA "[percnt]"--=percent sign-->
<!ENTITY amp    SDATA "[amp   ]"--=ampersand-->
<!ENTITY ast    SDATA "[ast   ]"--/ast B: =asterisk-->
<!ENTITY commat SDATA "[commat]"--=commercial at-->
<!ENTITY lsqb   SDATA "[lsqb  ]"--/lbrack O: =left square bracket-->
<!ENTITY bsol   SDATA "[bsol  ]"--/backslash =reverse solidus-->
<!ENTITY rsqb   SDATA "[rsqb  ]"--/rbrack C: =right square bracket-->
<!ENTITY lcub   SDATA "[lcub  ]"--/lbrace O: =left curly bracket-->
<!ENTITY horbar SDATA "[horbar]"--=horizontal bar-->
<!ENTITY verbar SDATA "[verbar]"--/vert =vertical bar-->
<!ENTITY rcub   SDATA "[rcub  ]"--/rbrace C: =right curly bracket-->
<!ENTITY micro  SDATA "[micro ]"--=micro sign-->
<!ENTITY ohm    SDATA "[ohm   ]"--=ohm sign-->
<!ENTITY deg    SDATA "[deg   ]"--=degree sign-->
<!ENTITY ordm   SDATA "[ordm  ]"--=ordinal indicator, masculine-->
<!ENTITY ordf   SDATA "[ordf  ]"--=ordinal indicator, feminine-->
<!ENTITY sect   SDATA "[sect  ]"--=section sign-->
<!ENTITY para   SDATA "[para  ]"--=pilcrow (paragraph sign)-->
<!ENTITY middot SDATA "[middot]"--/centerdot B: =middle dot-->
<!ENTITY larr   SDATA "[larr  ]"--/leftarrow /gets A: =leftward arrow-->
<!ENTITY rarr   SDATA "[rarr  ]"--/rightarrow /to A: =rightward arrow-->
<!ENTITY uarr   SDATA "[uarr  ]"--/uparrow A: =upward arrow-->
<!ENTITY darr   SDATA "[darr  ]"--/downarrow A: =downward arrow-->
<!ENTITY copy   SDATA "[copy  ]"--=copyright sign-->
<!ENTITY reg    SDATA "[reg   ]"--/circledR =registered sign-->
<!ENTITY trade  SDATA "[trade ]"--=trade mark sign-->
<!ENTITY brvbar SDATA "[brvbar]"--=broken (vertical) bar-->
<!ENTITY not    SDATA "[not   ]"--/neg /lnot =not sign-->
<!ENTITY sung   SDATA "[sung  ]"--=music note (sung text sign)-->

<!ENTITY excl   SDATA "[excl  ]"--=exclamation mark-->
<!ENTITY iexcl  SDATA "[iexcl ]"--=inverted exclamation mark-->
<!ENTITY quot   SDATA "[quot  ]"--=quotation mark-->
<!ENTITY apos   SDATA "[apos  ]"--=apostrophe-->
<!ENTITY lpar   SDATA "[lpar  ]"--O: =left parenthesis-->
<!ENTITY rpar   SDATA "[rpar  ]"--C: =right parenthesis-->
<!ENTITY comma  SDATA "[comma ]"--P: =comma-->
<!ENTITY lowbar SDATA "[lowbar]"--=low line-->
<!ENTITY hyphen SDATA "[hyphen]"--=hyphen-->
<!ENTITY period SDATA "[period]"--=full stop, period-->
<!ENTITY sol    SDATA "[sol   ]"--=solidus-->
<!ENTITY colon  SDATA "[colon ]"--/colon P:-->
<!ENTITY semi   SDATA "[semi  ]"--=semicolon P:-->
<!ENTITY quest  SDATA "[quest ]"--=question mark-->
<!ENTITY iquest SDATA "[iquest]"--=inverted question mark-->
<!ENTITY laquo  SDATA "[laquo ]"--=angle quotation mark, left-->
<!ENTITY raquo  SDATA "[raquo ]"--=angle quotation mark, right-->
<!ENTITY lsquo  SDATA "[lsquo ]"--=single quotation mark, left-->
<!ENTITY rsquo  SDATA "[rsquo ]"--=single quotation mark, right-->
<!ENTITY ldquo  SDATA "[ldquo ]"--=double quotation mark, left-->
<!ENTITY rdquo  SDATA "[rdquo ]"--=double quotation mark, right-->
<!ENTITY nbsp   SDATA "[nbsp  ]"--=no break (required) space-->
<!ENTITY shy    SDATA "[shy   ]"--=soft hyphen-->

<!-- (C) International Organization for Standardization 1986
     Permission to copy in any form is granted for use with
     conforming SGML systems and applications as defined in
     ISO 8879, provided this notice is included in all copies.
<!-- Character entity set. Typical invocation:
       "ISO 8879-1986//ENTITIES Publishing//EN">
<!ENTITY emsp   SDATA "[emsp  ]"--=em space-->
<!ENTITY ensp   SDATA "[ensp  ]"--=en space (1/2-em)-->
<!ENTITY emsp13 SDATA "[emsp3 ]"--=1/3-em space-->
<!ENTITY emsp14 SDATA "[emsp4 ]"--=1/4-em space-->
<!ENTITY numsp  SDATA "[numsp ]"--=digit space (width of a number)-->
<!ENTITY puncsp SDATA "[puncsp]"--=punctuation space (width of comma)-->
<!ENTITY thinsp SDATA "[thinsp]"--=thin space (1/6-em)-->
<!ENTITY hairsp SDATA "[hairsp]"--=hair space-->
<!ENTITY mdash  SDATA "[mdash ]"--=em dash-->
<!ENTITY ndash  SDATA "[ndash ]"--=en dash-->
<!ENTITY dash   SDATA "[dash  ]"--=hyphen (true graphic)-->
<!ENTITY blank  SDATA "[blank ]"--=significant blank symbol-->
<!ENTITY hellip SDATA "[hellip]"--=ellipsis (horizontal)-->
<!ENTITY nldr   SDATA "[nldr  ]"--=double baseline dot (en leader)-->
<!ENTITY frac13 SDATA "[frac13]"--=fraction one-third-->
<!ENTITY frac23 SDATA "[frac23]"--=fraction two-thirds-->
<!ENTITY frac15 SDATA "[frac15]"--=fraction one-fifth-->
<!ENTITY frac25 SDATA "[frac25]"--=fraction two-fifths-->
<!ENTITY frac35 SDATA "[frac35]"--=fraction three-fifths-->
<!ENTITY frac45 SDATA "[frac45]"--=fraction four-fifths-->
<!ENTITY frac16 SDATA "[frac16]"--=fraction one-sixth-->
<!ENTITY frac56 SDATA "[frac56]"--=fraction five-sixths-->
<!ENTITY incare SDATA "[incare]"--=in-care-of symbol-->
<!ENTITY block  SDATA "[block ]"--=full block-->
<!ENTITY uhblk  SDATA "[uhblk ]"--=upper half block-->
<!ENTITY lhblk  SDATA "[lhblk ]"--=lower half block-->
<!ENTITY blk14  SDATA "[blk14 ]"--=25% shaded block-->
<!ENTITY blk12  SDATA "[blk12 ]"--=50% shaded block-->
<!ENTITY blk34  SDATA "[blk34 ]"--=75% shaded block-->
<!ENTITY marker SDATA "[marker]"--=histogram marker-->
<!ENTITY cir    SDATA "[cir   ]"--/circ B: =circle, open-->
<!ENTITY squ    SDATA "[squ   ]"--=square, open-->
<!ENTITY rect   SDATA "[rect  ]"--=rectangle, open-->
<!ENTITY utri   SDATA "[utri  ]"--/triangle =up triangle, open-->
<!ENTITY dtri   SDATA "[dtri  ]"--/triangledown =down triangle, open-->
<!ENTITY star   SDATA "[star  ]"--=star, open-->
<!ENTITY bull   SDATA "[bull  ]"--/bullet B: =round bullet, filled-->
<!ENTITY squf   SDATA "[squf  ]"--/blacksquare =sq bullet, filled-->
<!ENTITY utrif  SDATA "[utrif ]"--/blacktriangle =up tri, filled-->
<!ENTITY dtrif  SDATA "[dtrif ]"--/blacktriangledown =dn tri, filled-->
<!ENTITY ltrif  SDATA "[ltrif ]"--/blacktriangleleft R: =l tri, filled-->
<!ENTITY rtrif  SDATA "[rtrif ]"--/blacktriangleright R: =r tri, filled-->
<!ENTITY clubs  SDATA "[clubs ]"--/clubsuit =club suit symbol-->
<!ENTITY diams  SDATA "[diams ]"--/diamondsuit =diamond suit symbol-->
<!ENTITY hearts SDATA "[hearts]"--/heartsuit =heart suit symbol-->
<!ENTITY spades SDATA "[spades]"--/spadesuit =spades suit symbol-->
<!ENTITY malt   SDATA "[malt  ]"--/maltese =maltese cross-->
<!ENTITY dagger SDATA "[dagger]"--/dagger B: =dagger-->
<!ENTITY Dagger SDATA "[Dagger]"--/ddagger B: =double dagger-->
<!ENTITY check  SDATA "[check ]"--/checkmark =tick, check mark-->
<!ENTITY cross  SDATA "[ballot]"--=ballot cross-->
<!ENTITY sharp  SDATA "[sharp ]"--/sharp =musical sharp-->
<!ENTITY flat   SDATA "[flat  ]"--/flat =musical flat-->
<!ENTITY male   SDATA "[male  ]"--=male symbol-->
<!ENTITY female SDATA "[female]"--=female symbol-->
<!ENTITY phone  SDATA "[phone ]"--=telephone symbol-->
<!ENTITY telrec SDATA "[telrec]"--=telephone recorder symbol-->
<!ENTITY copysr SDATA "[copysr]"--=sound recording copyright sign-->
<!ENTITY caret  SDATA "[caret ]"--=caret (insertion mark)-->
<!ENTITY lsquor SDATA "[lsquor]"--=rising single quote, left (low)-->
<!ENTITY ldquor SDATA "[ldquor]"--=rising dbl quote, left (low)-->

<!ENTITY fflig  SDATA "[fflig ]"--small ff ligature-->
<!ENTITY filig  SDATA "[filig ]"--small fi ligature-->
<!ENTITY fjlig  SDATA "[fjlig ]"--small fj ligature-->
<!ENTITY ffilig SDATA "[ffilig]"--small ffi ligature-->
<!ENTITY ffllig SDATA "[ffllig]"--small ffl ligature-->
<!ENTITY fllig  SDATA "[fllig ]"--small fl ligature-->

<!ENTITY mldr   SDATA "[mldr  ]"--em leader-->
<!ENTITY rdquor SDATA "[rdquor]"--rising dbl quote, right (high)-->
<!ENTITY rsquor SDATA "[rsquor]"--rising single quote, right (high)-->
<!ENTITY vellip SDATA "[vellip]"--vertical ellipsis-->

<!ENTITY hybull SDATA "[hybull]"--rectangle, filled (hyphen bullet)-->
<!ENTITY loz    SDATA "[loz   ]"--/lozenge - lozenge or total mark-->
<!ENTITY lozf   SDATA "[lozf  ]"--/blacklozenge - lozenge, filled-->
<!ENTITY ltri   SDATA "[ltri  ]"--/triangleleft B: l triangle, open-->
<!ENTITY rtri   SDATA "[rtri  ]"--/triangleright B: r triangle, open-->
<!ENTITY starf  SDATA "[starf ]"--/bigstar - star, filled-->

<!ENTITY natur  SDATA "[natur ]"--/natural - music natural-->
<!ENTITY rx     SDATA "[rx    ]"--pharmaceutical prescription (Rx)-->
<!ENTITY sext   SDATA "[sext  ]"--sextile (6-pointed star)-->

<!ENTITY target SDATA "[target]"--register mark or target-->
<!ENTITY dlcrop SDATA "[dlcrop]"--downward left crop mark -->
<!ENTITY drcrop SDATA "[drcrop]"--downward right crop mark -->
<!ENTITY ulcrop SDATA "[ulcrop]"--upward left crop mark -->
<!ENTITY urcrop SDATA "[urcrop]"--upward right crop mark -->
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