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accented characters, etc.

From: Sean Healy <jalopeura@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu Dec 2 14:52:39 1999
Message-ID: <19991202195207.88718.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
I'm new to the list, and I didn't see anything like this in the archives for 
the last few months, so here goes:

The current list of accented letters available in HTML isn't nearly enough.  
Is it possible to put an overstrike tag in the next version that will allow 
authors to specify two (or more) characters to place overtop each other.  
There is something similar with the strikeout tag that places a line through 
letters.  Perhaps something like <OS>~n</OS> could replace &ntilde; (for 
those of you with HTML-enabled readers, &lt;OS&gt;~n&lt;/OS&gt; and 
&amp;ntilde;).  This would be a big step toward true internationalization.

If there's some technical reason why this is impossible with SGML, could 
someone explain it for me in layman's terms?

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