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Re: [O] [patch][org-entities] More symbols

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: [O] [patch][org-entities] More symbols
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 15:48:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Jambunathan K <address@hidden> writes:

> Rasmus <address@hidden> writes:
>>> With some scripting, this pulling can be made less laborious but more
>>> complete.
>> Would you be able to get the HTML entities?  Nicolas said that Org
>> "prefers" entity names due to encoding.  I can find the unicode number
>> in Emacs, but not it's name.  This is often the laborious part.
> Why use name when it is easier to use the numerical value?  

Don't know.  Here's a quote from earlier.  I personally didn't look
further into it.

>> I wrote:
>> 2. HTML symbols have been tested in Firefox.  In a few cases I
>>    couldn't find a pretty name (like "&pi;") in which case I've
>>    supplied the unicode number (like "&960;").  Is that OK?  (E.g. can
>>    Org produce non-uft8 HTML?)

> Nicolas wrote:
> I think it can: see `org-html-coding-system'. It may be wiser to avoid
> these symbols altogether.

> Something like &#x2014; should be good for —.  (You can get the code
> value by doing the C-u C-x = on the displayed character.)

Irrespective of encoding?

> ,----
> |       character: — (displayed as —) (codepoint 8212, #o20024, #x2014)
> |                                                               ^^^^^^
> |   name: EM DASH
> `----
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> I see that the entity names are listed in
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-entity-names/byalpha.html


Are we having (huge) gaps somewhere worth fixing?


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