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Re: questions about entities and entity declarations

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 08:45:42 -0400
Message-Id: <199610011245.IAA02406@nathaniel.ebt>
To: streich@slb.com
CC: Charles@sgmlsource.com, paul@arbortext.com, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>I don't have a clue how character set issues will affect this. In my current
>systems, it's completely disconnected because the glyph for a character
>depends on the current font. If anyone could assure me that this will be
>a non-issue, then I'll be happy (as long as I have their home address for
>insurance...).

If you have a fixed coded character set (seems to be consensus here)
and a character code, you should be able to select a reasonable glyph 
image without any other information. Things like the private use area
in UNICODE would be a bit difficult without at least some font 
information.
Received on Tuesday, 1 October 1996 08:47:27 UTC

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