Re: any ideas for slashed zero's

Mona Wong (
Tue, 4 Mar 1997 13:42:21 -0800

From: "Mona Wong" <>
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Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 13:42:21 -0800
In-Reply-To: "nemo/Joel N. Weber II" <>
To: "nemo/Joel N. Weber II" <>,,
Subject: Re: any ideas for slashed zero's

	Try &#216 or &Oslash for a slashed capitol O.

On Mar 4,  4:33pm, nemo/Joel N. Weber II wrote:
> Subject: Re: any ideas for slashed zero's
>    From: "Carl Morris" <>
>    Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 14:46:30 -0600
>    I am an amateur radio operator and the more pages I put up about
>    amateur radio the more I would like to put the slashes in the zero's
>    amateurs commonly use.  However most fonts on the PC don't include a
>    slash, not to mention that would limit me to a particular font.  I have
>    thought about using CSS to backup and place the slash over the zero,
>    not sure that is a great idea though.  I was wondering if any future
>    font specification was going to address this.  Then maybe I could use
>    something like &szero; in HTML, a browser that can't choose between the
>    zero's just places a "0" there while others go and get the one with a
>    slash.  Slashes are commonly used and needed due to the difficulty of
>    detecting the zero among other alphabetic characters, such as in my
>    call sign in the signature of this message.
> Using &szero seems reasonable.  Of course, that assumes your browser has
> full unicode support.
> I don't have a unicode table handy--it might already exist.  If not,
> it's probably possible to get it added, though I'm not exactly sure how.
> OTOH, a zero really is a zero whether or not it has a slash.  So maybe
> it is a font issue.  But if it is, I don't know how to resolve it.
>-- End of excerpt from nemo/Joel N. Weber II

Mona Wong, Programmer & Web Administrator
National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
University of California, San Diego