Re: HTML Code for "Greater Than or Equals to" Symbol

Subject: Re: HTML Code for "Greater Than or Equals to" Symbol
From: "Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 23:12:24 -0800

At 6:29 PM -0800 12/20/99, Marilynne Smith wrote:
>Opening single angle quote is %#139; (ampersand, pound, 139, semicolon)

No, it isn't. The code point at 139 is undefined in ISO-Latin (and in Unicode).

On some Windows browsers it might work, since ASCII 139 is defined in the
Windows charset (as the open curved quote, not the angle bracket "<",
though) and the error recovery in a browser for WIndows might assume that
when an undefined entity is given, the author meant "the corresponding
character in the windows character set". But it's neither guaranteed nor
standard.

The original question concerned the greater-than-or-equal-to symbol. This
is unfortunately not in ISO-Latin, though it is in Unicode. In an HTML 4.0
document, it can be specified as &#2265;. Browser support is not universal,
though, and if you don't know what browser your audience is using, it might
be safer to use >= instead.

>This information is from "The Complete Reference HTML" second edition by
>Thomas
>A. Powell, Osborne/McGraw Hill, 1999.

Thanks for the warning. ;-)

For anyone who's seriously interested in this topic, there's a good
overview of character-set issues for HTML at
<http://www.hut.fi/u/jkorpela/chars.html>

--
jeanne a. e. devoto ~ jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com
http://www.jaedworks.com
Morning people may be respected, but night people are feared.






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