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  • From: "Portillo, Christina" <Alice.Portillo@PSS.Boeing.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev@ic.ac.uk'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 13:53:44 -0700

Thought I would share Peter Flynn response on escape codes with you all.

Christina Portillo
Product Definition and Image Technology

The Boeing Company               Phone: 425.237.3351
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Seattle, WA  98124-2207            christina.portillo@boeing.com

> ----------
> From: 	Peter Flynn[SMTP:pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie]
> Sent: 	Monday, September 22, 1997 7:15 PM
> To: 	Christina Portillo
> Subject: 	Use of Escape Codes and Characters
> At 20:13 22/05/97 +0100, you wrote:
> >Q == "Question=0D How do you encode in your XML document references
> to=
> >characters above 126 in the ISO646 character set. 
>So of the character=
> >classes defined in the standard: space, char, letter, Base Char, =
> >Ideographic, CombiningChar, Letter, Digit, Ignorable, and Extender
> which=
> >of these has to be escaped to be used in a document. OR from what =
> >index value down must escape codes be used."
> I'm sorry to have delayed answering this but the character set
> question
> became rather vexed :-)
> The simple answer is you escape any code you can't type as a character
> or byte combination. In other words, if you are working in ASCII, but
> you can generate an e-acute with the correct code (ie ISO 10646, not
> Windows :-) then you should be able to do so, and embed that byte in
> the file. If you need a Hangul glyph and you can't type it, then you
> need to use the escaped code: presumably users on Hangul systems can
> generate all their own characters at the keyboard. 
> But in practice I think we'll need to see how/if the browsers
> implement 
> non-Latin character repertoires.
> ///Peter

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