|Date:||Tuesday, July 6, 1999, 16:06|
> 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
unicode.org 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
Malti, o Malti, int biss Ilsieni
L-ilsna l-ohra barranin
Int taghzilna mill-gnus l-ohra
bik tingharaf il-Maltin