Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 00:55:21 -0800


Message-Id: <199612030858.AAA28047@austria.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: "Martin Bryan" <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>, <unicode@unicode.org>
Subject: Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 00:55:21 -0800

Martin Bryan wrote:
> The single angle versions are &lsquo; and &rsquo; respectively

I'm quite certain &lsquo; and &rsquo; are the 'dot-with-a-tail' single
quotes. I haven't been able to find entity names for the single angle
quotes.

ISO8879 doesn't always make sense. For example, if 'rising left double
quote' is &ldquor, shouldn't 'left double angle quote' have been
&ldquoa? It is very difficult to match some of the names with actual
characters, and vice versa. IMHO, this 'standard' could stand revision,
but as someone pointed out in fewer words: the moving finger wrote, and
having writ, deigns not to change a stinking bit.

David Perrell