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RE: accented characters, etc.

From: Zoltan Hawryluk <zoltan@netcom.ca>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 16:01:46 -0500
Message-ID: <051686CF5E6CD211B8FC00A0C9D4CF450143889D@exmail.corp.netcom.ca>
To: "'Sean Healy'" <jalopeura@hotmail.com>, "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>

You *can* do line overstrikes in CSS by using 

	text-decoration: overstrike;

However, IMHO, I don't think this (or a <OS>-like tag that 
you describe) is such a good idea.  For example, search 
engines won't index words correctly that use these kind of
tags (which is why i think the &ntilde; kind of entities 
were created in the first place).

just my 2 cents.


Zoltan Hawryluk - ZH13, zoltan@netcom.ca. WebMaster, Netcom Canada.
"Everywhere I go I'm there ... I'd love to run my fingers through my hair

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Sean Healy
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 5:52 AM
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: accented characters, etc.
> 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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