Re: Two questions for single-sourcing practitioners

Subject: Re: Two questions for single-sourcing practitioners
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 11:55:59 -0500


Case in point:

I wrote:


>Here's a concrete example. If I want to indicate a registered trademark, I use character 174. In a Windows app, I type Alt+0174 to generate the character itself. In HTML, I represent this as ®.
Now I don't know what that last bit looks like in a regular mail client that you might be viewing it in, because I don't happen to be at home just now. But when I accessed the message through a Web interface, what I had typed as ampersand-hash-174-semicolon was rendered as the mark itself, because the cockamamie Web mail app that my ISP uses _interpreted_ a string of characters in my supposedly plain text message. Go figure.

It did the same thing with the ampersand-quot-semicolon that I typed in the following paragraph, rendering it as a quotation mark instead.

Well, anyway, now at least you know what I typed and the kind of issue I'm looking at.



>By the same token, I use typographer's left and right quotation marks in print, but if I specify those characters in HTML, I run into rendering issues, so I just use ".

Dick


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