extra character entities

Jonathan Rosenne (100320.1303@CompuServe.COM)
12 Jul 96 05:18:04 EDT


Date: 12 Jul 96 05:18:04 EDT
From: Jonathan Rosenne <100320.1303@CompuServe.COM>
To: WWW HTML List <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: extra character entities
Message-ID: <960712091803_100320.1303_JHF39-1@CompuServe.COM>


>I also urge adoption of the ISO 8879 standard (though inconsistent)
>entities. However, it occurs to me that Dave Ragget (or whoever's
>responsible for the entities in the Cougar DTD) may have purposely
>decided to deviate from ISO 8879 for consistency's sake.

Since it seems that the document character set for HTML will in future be ISO 10646 
(UCS-4, Unicode), if the HTML i18n proposal is accepted, I suggest this discussion 
should refer to ISO 10646 rather than ISO 8879.

ISO 10646 contains a large collection of printing characters. Here are some dashes 
and spaces (from Unicode - ISO does not make their texts available):

2012;FIGURE DASH;Pd;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;
2013;EN DASH;Pd;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;
2014;EM DASH;Pd;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;
2015;HORIZONTAL BAR;Pd;0;ON;;;;;N;QUOTATION DASH;;;;
21E0;LEFTWARDS DASHED ARROW;So;0;ON;;;;;N;LEFT DASHED ARROW;;;;
21E1;UPWARDS DASHED ARROW;So;0;ON;;;;;N;UP DASHED ARROW;;;;
21E2;RIGHTWARDS DASHED ARROW;So;0;ON;;;;;N;RIGHT DASHED ARROW;;;;
21E3;DOWNWARDS DASHED ARROW;So;0;ON;;;;;N;DOWN DASHED ARROW;;;;
229D;CIRCLED DASH;Sm;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;
2448;OCR DASH;So;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;
279F;DASHED TRIANGLE-HEADED RIGHTWARDS ARROW;So;0;ON;;;;;N;DASHED TRIANGLE-HEADED RIGHT ARROW;;;;
27A0;HEAVY DASHED TRIANGLE-HEADED RIGHTWARDS ARROW;So;0;ON;;;;;N;HEAVY DASHED TRIANGLE-HEADED RIGHT ARROW;;;;
301C;WAVE DASH;Pd;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;
3030;WAVY DASH;Pd;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;
FE31;PRESENTATION FORM FOR VERTICAL EM DASH;Pd;0;ON;<vertical> 2014;;;;N;GLYPH FOR VERTICAL EM DASH;;;;
FE32;PRESENTATION FORM FOR VERTICAL EN DASH;Pd;0;ON;<vertical> 2013;;;;N;GLYPH FOR VERTICAL EN DASH;;;;
FE49;DASHED OVERLINE;So;0;ON;<compat> 203E;;;;N;SPACING DASHED OVERSCORE;;;;
FE4D;DASHED LOW LINE;So;0;ON;<compat> 005F;;;;N;SPACING DASHED UNDERSCORE;;;;
FE58;SMALL EM DASH;Pd;0;ON;<small> 2014;;;;N;;;;;

2002;EN SPACE;Zs;0;WS;<compat> 0020;;;;N;;;;;
2003;EM SPACE;Zs;0;WS;<compat> 0020;;;;N;;;;;
2004;THREE-PER-EM SPACE;Zs;0;WS;<compat> 0020;;;;N;;;;;
2005;FOUR-PER-EM SPACE;Zs;0;WS;<compat> 0020;;;;N;;;;;
2006;SIX-PER-EM SPACE;Zs;0;WS;<compat> 0020;;;;N;;;;;
2007;FIGURE SPACE;Zs;0;ES;<noBreak> 0020;;;;N;;;;;
2008;PUNCTUATION SPACE;Zs;0;WS;<compat> 0020;;;;N;;;;;
2009;THIN SPACE;Zs;0;WS;<compat> 0020;;;;N;;;;;
200A;HAIR SPACE;Zs;0;WS;<compat> 0020;;;;N;;;;;
3000;IDEOGRAPHIC SPACE;Zs;0;WS;<wide> 0020;;;;N;;;;;
303F;IDEOGRAPHIC HALF FILL SPACE;So;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;

>Jim Taylor

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