NCRs (was RE: Problems with Amaya 2.4 )

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, Π(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 Œ.  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