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Re: gcedil

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:49:52 +0000
Message-ID: <4F55F9E0.1000604@nag.co.uk>
To: Zarella Rendon <zarella@xml-factor.com>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
On 06/03/2012 11:10, Zarella Rendon wrote:
> Hi David,
>
> Iím using the w3centities-f.ent file on the W3C website as a reference
> and Iím getting an error on a missing reference to lower-case gcedil. Is
> there such a character, and if so, can you add it?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Zarella
>
>

Hi Zarella,

U+0123 is LATIN SMALL LETTER G WITH CEDILLA which is I suppose the 
letter you asked for.

Given that U+0122 (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G WITH CEDILLA) is in the latin2 
entity set I've no idea why the lower case version is not, however this 
appears to have always been the case, google just turned up this 
documentation of the original SGML set for example

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/tei/isolat2.html

also I just checked my copy of Goldfarb's SGML handbook (page 508) and 
again it only has uppercase.

We really try hard not to add any new names as in an XML context moving 
a document from one place to another that uses catalogues to load 
different versions of the entity sets means that documents flip from 
being well formed to not well formed and so the whole document is 
rejected as a fatal error. Also now these entity names are baked into 
html and so changing the set means updating every web browser.

So, sorry you have to define the entity locally, or just use & # x 0 1 2 
3  ;

David



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