Re: True quotes

Jim Taylor (JHTaylor@videodiscovery.com)
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:01:40 -0800


Message-Id: <s1ee51f9.072@videodiscovery.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:01:40 -0800
From: Jim Taylor <JHTaylor@videodiscovery.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: True quotes

>>> "Lee Daniel Crocker" <lcrocker@calweb.com> 07/18/96 12:52pm
>>>
>I have brought up the issue more than once, loudly, in several
>places, and even included exact text for the DTD, which I
>reproduce below.
>
> <!ENTITY lsquote CDATA "&#8216;" -- left single quote     -->
> <!ENTITY rsquote CDATA "&#8217;" -- right single quote    -->
> <!ENTITY ldquote CDATA "&#8220;" -- left double quote     -->
> <!ENTITY rdquote CDATA "&#8221;" -- right double quote    --> 
>
>(I don't know enough about German to include German quotes
>here.  Anyone?)

Yes, it's an issue worth bringing up. (Thanks.) No, it won't be instantly
responded to or acted upon. When you bring it up again could you
please, please, PLEASE use the established ISO 8879 standard entity
names (see ftp://ftp.ifi.uio.no/pub/SGML/ENTITIES/ISOnum). This will make
it sound like you know what you're talking about and might help keep
your point from being ignored or buried in complaints.

<!ENTITY lsquo CDATA "&#8216;" -- left single quote     -->
<!ENTITY rsquo CDATA "&#8217;" -- right single quote    -->
<!ENTITY ldquo CDATA "&#8220;" -- left double quote     -->
<!ENTITY rdquo CDATA "&#8221;" -- right double quote    -->

"German" quotes:

<!ENTITY lsquor CDATA "&#8218;" -- left single quote rising (low)    -->
<!ENTITY rsquor CDATA "&#8219;" -- right single quote rising (high)    -->
<!ENTITY ldquor CDATA "&#8222;" -- left double quote rising (low)    -->
<!ENTITY rdquor CDATA "&#8223;" -- right double quote rising (high)   -->

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