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Re: lynx-dev Display of SGML Greek characters

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Display of SGML Greek characters
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 07:27:52 +0100 (BST)

> By itself, this shouldn't have been a problem.  Unicode provides a
> separate character range (1D400-1D7FF) for Greek Mathematical
> symbols.  It should have been possible to map the SGML entities to
> these Unicode characters, then specify 7-bit display strings for
> those characters.

That would have violated the HTML specification.  General entities
are defined in terms of numerical entities.  Although it is possible
that Lynx short cuts the process, it logically still goes through
that process.

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