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Re: German_Umlauts

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 17:11:28 +0100 (BST)
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
cc: Rainer Ziener <ziener@tls-tautenburg.de>, www-validator <www-validator@w3.org>, mrengel <mrengel@tls-tautenburg.de>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0106301709190.27030-100000@phaestos.ee.surrey.ac.uk>
On Fri, 29 Jun 2001, Liam Quinn wrote:

> There's nothing wrong with using the 8-bit ISO-8859-1 encoding of a letter
> with an umlaut as long as you specify your charset as ISO-8859-1. 

but if you can, surely using available &entity; increases
understandability for displays using other charsets? Even if they
don't translate it but display it raw, the reader has a chance to
figure out meaning.


has been seeing a lot of &emdash; recently, as hundreds of years of
typographic crud catch up with the web.

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