RE: For review: 6 new and 2 updated articles about character encoding

> From: [mailto:www-international-
>] On Behalf Of Leif Halvard Silli
> Sent: 16 August 2010 21:53
> To: Gunnar Bittersmann
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: For review: 6 new and 2 updated articles about character
> encoding
> Gunnar Bittersmann, Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:06:43 +0200:
> > Picking some more nits in “Using character escapes in markup and CSS”:
> >
> >> 3)
> escapes.en.php#cssescapes
> >>
> >> Proposal: Add the advice to always close NCRs in CSS with a trailing
> space.
> >
> > If so, make '.\E9 motion' the first example, followed by '.\E9motion'
> > and '.\0000E9motion'.
> You don't say why one should advice to always close CSS character
> escapes with a space. I like the advice as it is - the reader can
> understand and choose his/her preferred solution. To advice authors to
> always use a space is to beg them to make their code difficult to parse
> for the human eye.
> Though there is one minor detail - in this quote:
> ]]
> Because any white-space following the hexadecimal number is swallowed
> up as part of the escape, if you actually want a space to appear after
> the escaped character you will need to add two spaces (even if you have
> used a 6-digit hexadecimal number).
> ]]
> Comment: The above quote may sound as if the two spaces problem is
> linked to the use of 6-digit escapes - partly because the way it is
> written and partly because it looks as a caption to the graphic above -
> which again is about 6-digit escapes. The only thing which hints that
> this is _always_ a problem, is the word "even" in the parenthesis:
> "(even if you have used a 6-digit hexadecimal number)".
> It would be better remove the parenthesis and instead say: You must use
> two spaces regardless of whether you use 6-digit escape or not." Or
> something like that.


> > Stick to the same word, either "émotion" or "édition".
> +1 to this.

They were chosen to be as similar as possible while showing how an m vs. a d affects the outcome.


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