Re: slashed zero in HTML code listings?

Subject: Re: slashed zero in HTML code listings?
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 16:24:09 -0400

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 4:18 PM, Robert Lauriston<robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
> One thing I've always wanted to do that I've never managed to achieve
> was to use a slashed zero in code listings in HTML and HTML-based
> online help.
> The only monofont generally available is Courier New, and it doesn't
> have that character.
> So far as I can find, there's no HTML entity for it, which makes
> sense: it's not a special character, it's just the way the zero is
> designed in some fonts.
> You can do 0&#x0338; to overlay a zero with a slash, but that looks
> crappy, and doesn't seem to work within <code></code> or <pre></pre>
> tags.

There's a free TrueType font available called Envy Code R which is a
really nice monospaced font. It includes the slashed zero, and has
regular, bold, and italic (but no bold-italic) typefaces.

It's really nice. :D

I suppose you'd have to embed the font or something, since it's not
commonly available (as in, not well known or widely distributed).

Lin Sims

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