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Re: [css-text] Control characters

From: Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:11:15 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKCAbMjx2JOf0VevWvSSFTyOimuO0qxYjdQDn+JXVKUuBcGU-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 11:00 PM, James Clark <jjc@jclark.com> wrote:

I have no opinion on most of this, but ...

> 1. In addition to 0x9, 0xA and 0xD, Unicode gives characters 0xB (VT), 0xC
> (FF) and 0x85 (NEL) the White_Space property.  Characters with the
> White_Space property are supposed to be rendered as a visible but blank
> space. (Of these, HTML includes only 0xC as a space character.)

For compatibility with legacy content naively converted to UTF-n,
U+0085 (and, indeed, the entire C1 controls block) need to be
interpreted as graphic characters per Windows-1252, instead of as
control characters.

zw
Received on Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:11:38 UTC

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