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NCRs (was RE: Problems with Amaya 2.4 )

From: (wrong string) çois Yergeau <yergeau@alis.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 15:47:22 -0500
To: <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006801bf733e$dee66170$148011ac@fyergeau2.intra.alis.com>
Vincent Quint wrote:
> 1. In the current version, Amaya uses only the Symbol font in
> addition to ISO-Latin1 fonts.  For this reason, a number of
> mathematical symbols can't be displayed properly.  They appear
> in the form of a question mark.  But, don't worry, if you save
> the document, the original entity is preserved.

I wish this were also the case with numeric character references (NCRs).  If
you load a file containing, say, &#338; (an OE ligature), Amaya will nicely
determine that it cannot display that and display OE as a fallback instead.
That's OK, but when you save, you'll find that the file now contains "OE",
not your original &#338;.  Without even as much as a warning, I think this
is, hmmm, impolite and should be fixed.

François Yergeau
Received on Wednesday, 9 February 2000 15:54:36 UTC

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