A proposed solution for descriptions (was: Re: ISO 639 - New
item approved - N'Ko)
MRC at CAC.Washington.EDU
Sun Jun 11 20:02:34 CEST 2006
On Sun, 11 Jun 2006, John Cowan wrote:
> I should like to know whom it helps to include "’" in a
> plain-text document.
In the (still extremely frequent) circumstances where the literal string
"’" is displayed, I would say that nobody is helped.
No &#x sequences should ever appear in an ASCII-only form; nor, for that
matter, should ISO 8859-1 codepoints. A Unicode form is a different
matter; but then there should be no need for a &#x sequence. Unicode
forms should always be in a proper Unicode transport encoding (such as
Put another way, "death to &#x".
-- Mark --
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