Re: New Tutorial: Character sets & encodings in XHTML, HTML and CSS

At 06:12 AM 3/25/2004, Najib Tounsi wrote:
>Matitiahu Allouche wrote:
>9) In the table contained in section "Other Unicode characters are OK", 
>LRM and RLM are commented as "Deprecated in Unicode".  I am very 
>surprised.  What is the basis for such a statement?
>I was surprised too and a little disappointed. I find LRM & RLM very 
>useful and use them often. Is there an alternative to fix the correct 
>rendering of punctuations between bidi texts for example? One can put such 
>text PLUS it's punctuation into a span element with a dir attribute. But 
>the rendering might not be the same (old browsers?) if this text has to be 
>displayed in more than one line (table cells, small windows ...).

This must be a misunderstanding by the authors. These characters are 
certainly not deprecated in Unicode and furthermore exist in several widely 
used 8-bit character sets.

Even UTR#20 / W3C Note: Unicode in XML lists these in table 4.1 "Format 
chracters *suitable* for use in markup".


Received on Monday, 5 April 2004 20:48:06 UTC