Re: Amaya 5.1 turns Hebrew entities into whitespace


Thanks for pointing this out. This is clearly a bug.
It is fixed now and non-renderable characters are
displayed as small boxes. This will be available with
the next binary release. You can also compile the updated
version from the CVS base.


Dan Herrick wrote:
> is an index of Hebrew quotations and phrases in
> a larger work. The links in that page link to
> the places where the phrases appear in the
> larger work.
> Amaya 5.1 renders the phrases themselves as
> whitespace (having the effect of indenting
> the "(?)" I've placed after one of them).
> Previous versions displayed an open box to
> indicate the presence of an unrendered 
> character. I believe this previous behaviour
> is required by the specifications:
>     7. If it encounters an entity reference (other than one of the
>        predefined entities) for which the User Agent has processed no
>        declaration (which could happen if the declaration is in the external
>        subset which the User Agent hasn't read), the entity reference should
>        be rendered as the characters (starting with the ampersand and ending
>        with the semi-colon) that make up the entity reference.
>     8. When rendering content, User Agents that encounter characters or
>        character entity references that are recognized but not renderable
>        should display the document in such a way that it is obvious to the
>        user that normal rendering has not taken place.
> for example, from section 3.2 of
> (The race to standards compliance heats up -
> the Netscape 6 with Gecko that I download some
> months ago displays the characters [except for
> some combiners] but backwards, the Internet
> Explorer 5.5 that I downloaded yesterday
> displays the Hebrew correctly. It is really
> refreshing to see Microsoft in the lead
> [however fleetingly] in a matter of standards
> compliance. And, because one of your goals is
> to encourage attention to the standards, this
> development from Redmond should give you
> some satisfaction.)
> (Another kudo - recently, I have been typing the
> lexrex project into Amaya to get the text itself,
> then doing more markup in emacs and with perl
> scripts, and it looks like the windows unicode
> character browser may be the easiest way I have
> found so far to enter the Greek and Hebrew 
> quotations. I started the project doing it all
> in emacs and the earlier version of Amaya became 
> the easier tool to start things with.)
> dan
> - Explicitly Christian Politics

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