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Re: Using character entities
Jorge Godoy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>>>> "dcmerrill" == dcmerrill writes:
dcmerrill> The International Keyboard HOWTO has _lots_ of
dcmerrill> international characters, as you might imagine. Right
dcmerrill> now, they are all embedded directly in the ASCII
dcmerrill> text. Does this present any problems for publication?
dcmerrill> Do I need to convert them all to official DocBook
dcmerrill> entity references?
> Hmmm... Are they valid iso-8859-1 characters? If so, you don't need > to
> convert them. If they aren't, to ensure that they appear correctly,
> you should convert them.
> If you use Emacs, I think it can make this conversion automatically
> for you based on a map.
Yes, they are all ISO characters, (e.g., ë and à) and they run through db2html just fine. I was only worried about other tools down the road. I may go ahead and convert them anyway, just to be sure.
I am just learning emacs. I mean _just_ learning, as in Chapter 2 of /Learning GNU Emacs/ from O'Reilly. :) No idea how to do anything sophisticated yet. Cut-and-paste is still cumbersome for me. But the LAG says psgml is one of the most flexible tools for DB. So, I'm learning.
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