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Re: accented characters, etc.

From: Tim Bagot <tsb@earth.li>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 22:15:00 -0500 (EST)
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Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.96.991203030805.499x-100000@c32.keble.ox.ac.uk>
On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, G. James Berigan wrote:

> "Sean Healy" <jalopeura@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Perhaps something like <OS>~n</OS> could replace &ntilde;
> <SPAN STYLE="letter-spacing: -1en;">~n</SPAN> maybe?

Ugh. That really is horrible. What nobody seems to have pointed out so far
is that the ISO 10646 character set contains quite a few combining
diacritics. For the case described above you can just use "&#x303;n", at
least in theory. Web browsers seem mostly not to have anything even
vaguely approaching a full Unicode glyph set at the moment, so support for
non-spacing characters is unlikely.

Tim Bagot
Received on Friday, 3 December 1999 02:21:43 UTC

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