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Re: SGML entities to Unicode

From: Martin J Duerst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 13:18:19 +0100 (MET)
To: lee@sq.com
Cc: www-international@w3.org, JHTaylor@videodiscovery.com
Message-ID: <"josef.ifi..247:"@ifi.unizh.ch>
lee@sq.com wrote:

>> Is there an authoritative mapping from ISO 8879 entities (ISOamsa,
>> ISOgrk1, ISOlat1, ISOlat2, etc.) to ISO 10646? If so, where might I find
>> such a beast?
>I don't believe such a beast is possible -- the entities listed in the
>annex to ISO 8879 do not all have corresponding ISO 10646 glyphs.
>Some of them (e.g. Alternative Greek Symbols) could be represented
>with a combination of element markup and reuse of other Greek Symbols.
>Some of the others, such as Added Math Symbols: Relations, are simply
>not available in 10646.
>But if you are not doing mathematics or Ancient (pre-1975 polytonik) Greek,
>most of them are there.

This has been added I think in version 1.1. It's in the 1Fxx block.
Anyway, even correspondences to combining sequences, and only for
those entities where correspondences exist, would be a great thing.

Regards,	Martin.
Received on Thursday, 24 October 1996 07:27:52 UTC

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