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Re: Maltese

From:Fabian <rhialto@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 6, 1999, 16:06
Jon-san kakemashita:

> Fabian scripsit: > > > I know it requires a specialised font, as it nominally requires the > > iso-8859-3 standard, which is supported by neither of the big > > browsers. > > > An alternative is to use &#nnnn; sequences. These will be correctly > interpreted if you insert a <meta http-equiv="content-type" > value="text/html; charset=utf-8"> into the head ofthe file.
One important thing to bear in mind here is that the numbers quoted by and others are in hexadecimal, but the browsers expect the numbers in decimal. Unfortunately, now, I have to enter every accented character, even those nominally part of the standard ascii set, as &#nnn; values. Still, its a small price to pay. OBconlang: A little analysis of maltese has shown that plurals are irregular. And i mean big-time irregular. The simple ones add -ijiet, -in or -an (shades of Hebrew perhaps?). The complex ones follow the Arabic patterns. That is, they have a fixed set of consonants, but the vowels move. And there is no simple rule to derive a plural from a singular. This also makes it hard to look up a plural in a dictionary. --- Fabian Malti, o Malti, int biss Ilsieni L-ilsna l-ohra barranin Int taghzilna mill-gnus l-ohra bik tingharaf il-Maltin