Re: [htdig] Named characters in search output


Subject: Re: [htdig] Named characters in search output
From: Torsten Neuer (tneuer@inwise.de)
Date: Mon Dec 04 2000 - 02:59:50 PST


Tamas Nagy wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> When using "→" (right arrow) named character in the first part of HTML
> documents, htdig seems to generate "→ romá" in the preview
> of documents. It is a bit strange, maybe a bug, because this string should
> generates a right arrow...

Ht://Dig currently only supports single byte character sets.

The character entity set you are speaking of
(http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/sgml/entities.html#h-24.3)
is a two byte character set.

Two byte character sets are also not supported by a wide variaty of
browsers available to the market right now. Especially the above
mentioned character set is unsopported by quite a number of graphical
and non-graphical web clients and will therefore not produce the
intended output visual on a large number of client machines.

cheers,

  Torsten

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