Re: International chars in HTML files

murray@sq.com
Mon, 15 Jan 1996 15:39:13 -0500 (EST)


From: murray@sq.com
Message-Id: <9601152039.AA00874@sqrex.sq.com>
Subject: Re: International chars in HTML files
To: frederic.naud@hec.ca (=?iso-8859-1?Q?Fr=E9d=E9ric?= Naud)
Date: 	 Mon, 15 Jan 1996 15:39:13 -0500 (EST)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <01I01LN9TY1E0021ID@VAX.HEC.CA> from "=?iso-8859-1?Q?Fr=E9d=E9ric?= Naud" at Jan 15, 96 03:27:17 pm

> 
Frederic Naud asks:
>         I would appreciate if someone could tell me what is currently the
> norm for internatinal chars. on the WWW.  Do we still have to type the codes
> (&eacute; for an =E9) or can we type the character in the HTML file.  
> With all the browsers I tried, the &eacute; is useless since the software
> recognised the characters (=E9).
> 
The &eacute; is not useless, it is simply redundant if you have
the ability to enter the character directly.  The use of named
character entity is for those who do not have the ability to
key the character.

Murray