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Thread: Unicode, entity, decimal
2002-08-20, 07:29 #1
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Unicode, entity, decimal
Yes, Preview will convert the entities to standard HTML, and the box below will show that too. So, even if it's a commonly used entity such as<IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/Eileen_sig.gif>
2002-08-23, 10:57 #2
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Re: Unicode, entity, decimal
Thank you for the confirmation.
What I have learned:
► You can pretty safely use all those symbols and special characters that are in the typical Word fonts like Arial and Times New Roman (about 1300 charcters, which is quite a lot compared to the ≈ 200 characters you have on your keyboard).
► Other more exotic characters will only be visible for those that have “Arial Unicode MS” (or possibly another big Unicode font) installed.
► Copying Unicode characters from Office directly into a post works sometimes, but fails other times. It seems safer to type entities for the Unicode characters directly, or paste the text containing the entities from a HTML page opened in a text editor (or “View code” in a browser).
Example: Arrow → = → = → (with "x": hexadecimal code, without "x": decimal code).
► “Preview” and editing a post often messes up the characters. Preview will often turn a character into two characters (like ♥ turning into