At 03:42 PM 5/10/2000 +0200, Florian Hars wrote:
> > Forgive my ignorance: should one avoid numeric HTML entities? Is this
> > something to do with Unicode?
>No, but you should avoid to use numeric entities that are undefined in
>the encoding declared for the document. There are no true quote marks
>in iso-8859-1 and no defined entity between &128; and &159; inclusive.
> 253 171 AB « LEFT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK
> 273 187 BB » RIGHT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK
But you shouldn't be using character entities for symbols like that in your
web pages, either. Nor for em- and en- dashes and stuff. They're just not
fully supported and some people just won't be able to view them correctly.
And yeah, it's a TOTAL bummer. I can't wait for the day when I can do an
em-dash instead of "--", not to mention a nice ellipsis and all those other
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