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£ converted into ,   converted into ~

From: John Stumbles <amaya@yaph.org.uk>
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2008 00:36:12 +0100
Message-ID: <48939DEC.5090004@yaph.org.uk>
To: www-amaya@w3.org

[about the 3rd try to send this - it never seems to appear on the list]

I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature I don't know how to use
properly - perhaps someone can help me here?

If I type &pound; to put a pound sign into a document in source view (I
use horizontal split), then make any change in the upper window
(rendered view), then as soon as I save the document Amaya changes my
&pound; to an actual  sign character. Unfortunately the  sign displays
as 'unknown character' (a question mark in a black diamond shape) in
Iceweasel and Konqueror (on my Debian Etch system running Amaya 10 - Feb
29 2008)

The same behaviour happens with &nbsp; which gets converted into (as far
as I can tell) an actual space, though it is displayed in source view as
a tilde (~).

Is Amaya supposed to do this (is the &escape; syntax now deprecated -
I'm a bit out of touch with current HTML standards) in which case how
should I get pound signs and non-breaking spaces that render properly on
a web browser?

John Stumbles                                       http://yaph.org.uk
Received on Saturday, 2 August 2008 09:18:01 UTC

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