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[whatwg] Entity parsing [trema/diaeresis vs umlaut]

From: Řistein E. Andersen <html5@xn--istein-9xa.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 23:44:15 +0200
Message-ID: <E1I3fJ9-0005Jq-4y@node1-3.ouvaton.local>
On 27 Jun 2007, at 8:45PM, K?i?tof ?elechovski wrote:

> How does it influence the case flanc&eacutee vs &oeliguvre?

You might want to have a look at
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8859-1 .

Afterwards, consider the following:
1) Latin-1 does not contain all the characters that are required
for typesetting of English.
2) It does include characters that are never used in English at all.
3) In IE, the entities that can be used without a terminating semicolon
are the ones that can be found in this character set.

How does this make Microsoft Anglocentric?

> The only difference is that the first one is used in English.

They are both used in English, actually (and the spelling with
a ligature should not be considered obsolete in words borrowed
from French, unlike those of Latin origin).

?istein E. Andersen
Received on Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:44:15 UTC

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