#1 Suggestions for a few SGML entities

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2003-07-10
2003-07-10
Stevan White
No

Given the BrowseX architecture, it does about all it
can with most HTML 4 SGML Character entities,
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/sgml/entities.html
However, there are a few entities that would make more
sense to render in ways that BrowseX can handle. See
my page

http://www.zipcon.com/~swhite/docs/computers/browsers/entities_page.html

I think documents that use these could be made more
readable if some of the entities were replaced with
sensible iso-8859-1 glyphs.

Namely,

ensp single space " "
emsp single space (or two spaces?) " "
thinsp single space " "

zwnj not sure what to do about these...no
character at all?
zwj

lrm these are escapes, and shouldn't be displayed
at all
rlm

ndash hyphen "-"
mdash hyphen (or two hyphens?) "--"

lsquo single quote "'"
rsquo backtick '`'

sbquo single quote? "'"
ldquo double quote
rdquo double quote
bdquo double quote?

sum plus "+"
minus hyphen "-"
frasl slash "/"

lsaquo less-than "<"
rsaquo greater-than ">"

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