Re[2]: Registered

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@primenet.com)
Sat, 3 Jun 1995 04:50:38 -0700


Message-Id: <v01510101abf5fa1aff43@[198.68.46.51]>
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 1995 04:50:38 -0700
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: boo@primenet.com (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re[2]: Registered

Larry wrote:
>I like the Latin 1 list located at:
>
>http://www.infocom.net/~bbs/symbol.html
>
>These all seem to work (even in the 128-159 range) in the three browsers I
>am using for testing - NCSA Mosaic v2b4, Netscape 1.1N, and an old Spry
>Air.

I looked at that list. It only shows the codes, and not the characters
which those codes are MEANT to represent. Therefore, it is of no help. Of
course 42 will always equal 42. I don't need a chart to tell me that! What
we are (alright, I am) trying to determine is whether 42 equals six
multiplied by seven, or six multiplied by nine. BBS's list provides no
information in this regard.


>BTW &#150 seems to always provide an en dash, &#151, an em dash.

Interesting -- Netscape for Macintosh does not map en dash and em dash to
those characters for Latin-1. You would think Netscape 1.1 for Windows and
Macintosh would map those characters to the same ISO codes, wouldn't you?


>My biggest
>problem now is to display an author's name from an Eastern European country
>whose name has a cap Y and two dots over it. No dice in a western font.

You could try placing the diacritical next to the character, like "ma~nana".
Unfortunately, the diacriticals are in that shakey 128-159 range! ;)


-Walter

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