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Re: SM

From: Joe Kaczmarek <joe@getq.com>
Date: Wed, 03 May 2000 10:34:21 -0400
Message-ID: <391038EC.B5D3CEF@getq.com>
To: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org


Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> 
> At 04:05p -0400 05/02/00, Joe Kaczmarek didst inscribe upon an
> electronic papyrus:
> >Is "sm" an entity as "tm" (&#153;) is?
> >If not, will it be?
> 
> Two things:
> 
>    1. &#153; is not an entity. It's not even valid HTML. (It's MS-Windows.)
>       The HTML entity for TM is "&trade;"

&#153; may not be valid, but I've created for myself an HTML page which
displays &#0; through &#256; so that I can actually see which character
is displayed. I use both a Macintosh and a PC to test sites for that
audience, and whether or not &#153; is valid, it works on both whereas
&trade; does not work (and displays as "&trade;") on the Mac. And making
sure that people in my audience see "TM" and not "&trade;" is more
important to me.

> 
>    2. You can do SM using Unicode. See this page on my web site:
>       <http://www.natural-innovations.com/boo/doc-charset.html>

&#8480; does not display "SM" on either the Macintosh or the PC. If
displaying these Unicode characters takes some extra declaration such as
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=EUC-JP">
(http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/charset.html#spec-char-encoding), then
what do I need to declare for Unicode characters so that &#8480; will
display "SM". (NOTE: I can and have spent hours and days following links
in complete circles at W3C anytime I try to find an answer to a simple
question of "what should I use").

Joe.
Received on Wednesday, 3 May 2000 10:34:25 GMT

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