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   Re: [xml-dev] Character Entities: An XML Core WG View

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>The problems come with things like #&x0F68; = &TIBETAN_LETTER_A; versus
>&#x0F60 = &TIBETAN_LETTER_-A;.  Plus, 13791 names of up to 83 characters each
>MAKSURA_ISOLATED_FORM) is a lot of space.

Focusing the discussion specifically to the Arabic character, is 
there general agreement that some map containing this 
(name,character) pair needs to exist someplace and that not everyone 
needs it?  I don't need this particular mapping for the documents 
that I use regularly, but if I get a document from someone that has 
this character name I would like someplace to go to find out what it 

Failing the mapping stated in the DTD, I would expect the document to 
contain a reference to the mapping, or at least to know that in some 
content a particular document describing this relationship considered 
the default (i.e., when processing XHTML documents the ° is a 
degree symbol without the mapping being explicitly stated in the 




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