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Re: OT: HTML/CSS design, LaTeX, Conlang Journal, etc.

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Monday, April 15, 2002, 18:17
On 14 Apr 02, at 14:23, Sylvia Sotomayor wrote:

> As to the Conlang Journal, a site that made things available in PDF, > thus preserving all the formatting and special characters that > HTML/CSS is not capable of, would be wonderful.
As for "special characters that HTML is not capable of"... you can represent any Unicode character in HTML -- either code it straight and send an appropriate Content-type (e.g. "text/html; charset=utf-8") or use entities such as &#8346; for the euro symbol (U+20AC). That gives you vowels with macrons, w-with-circumflex, Chinese characters, Thai, Arabic ligatures, ... pretty much anything you desire. Limited only by the fonts you have installed and the rendering capability of your user agent (especially when it comes to combining characters). And if your favourite Conlang's alphabet managed to get listed in the ConScript Unicode Registry and you have an appropriate font, you can even represent that "properly" in HTML (using private-use Unicode code points). Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>