Re: Cougar DTD extra character entities

Frank Wegmann (wegmann@linguistics.ruhr-uni-bochum.de)
Thu, 11 Jul 96 13:41 WET DST


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Date: Thu, 11 Jul 96 13:41 WET DST
From: wegmann@linguistics.ruhr-uni-bochum.de (Frank Wegmann)
To: imy@wcl-rs.bham.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Cougar DTD extra character entities
Cc: www-html@w3.org


> Ah, but not German? :-)
> I may as well be the first to suggest adding to these:
> 
> <!ENTITY ldquor CDATA "&#8222;" -- rising dbl quote, left (low) -->
> <!ENTITY lsquor CDATA "&#8218;" -- rising single quote, left (low) -->
> 
> Do we then need these, or do they necessarily map to the same
> character as rdquo and rsquo? (Perhaps I should have left such
> avocation to somone who writes the language.)
> 
>   <!ENTITY rdquor CDATA "[rdquor]"--=rising dbl quote, right (high)-->
>   <!ENTITY rsquor CDATA "[rdquor]"--=rising single quote, right (high)-->
> 

Actually, you need both types of quote in order to write German in the
proper way. In so far I also support your argument of sticking to the ISO
8879 names.


Frank Wegmann

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