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RE: New Tutorial: Character sets & encodings in XHTML, HTML and CSS

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 10:48:36 +0100
To: "'Asmus Freytag'" <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>, "'Najib Tounsi'" <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>, "'Matitiahu Allouche'" <matial@il.ibm.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>, <www-international-request@w3.org>, <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <008101c41bbc$55f3d020$6401a8c0@w3cishida>

This has been fixed for a while now.  It was a typo (introduced, or rather
left behind) due to using the first table as a template for the second.
Note that this table represents Unicode characters that are OK, a clue that
this was a mistake ;-)

RI

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Asmus Freytag [mailto:asmusf@ix.netcom.com] 
> Sent: 06 April 2004 01:48
> To: Najib Tounsi; Matitiahu Allouche
> Cc: Richard Ishida; www-international@w3.org; 
> www-international-request@w3.org; www-i18n-comments@w3.org
> Subject: Re: New Tutorial: Character sets & encodings in 
> XHTML, HTML and CSS
> 
> 
> At 06:12 AM 3/25/2004, Najib Tounsi wrote:
> >Matitiahu Allouche wrote:
> >
> >9) In the table contained in section "Other Unicode 
> characters are OK",
> >LRM and RLM are commented as "Deprecated in Unicode".  I am very 
> >surprised.  What is the basis for such a statement?
> >
> >
> >I was surprised too and a little disappointed. I find LRM & RLM very
> >useful and use them often. Is there an alternative to fix 
> the correct 
> >rendering of punctuations between bidi texts for example? 
> One can put such 
> >text PLUS it's punctuation into a span element with a dir 
> attribute. But 
> >the rendering might not be the same (old browsers?) if this 
> text has to be 
> >displayed in more than one line (table cells, small windows ...).
> 
> This must be a misunderstanding by the authors. These characters are 
> certainly not deprecated in Unicode and furthermore exist in 
> several widely 
> used 8-bit character sets.
> 
> Even UTR#20 / W3C Note: Unicode in XML lists these in table 
> 4.1 "Format 
> chracters *suitable* for use in markup".
> 
> A./ 
> 
> 
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