Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

From: Walter Ian Kaye (
Date: Fri Nov 29 1996 - 19:22:28 EST

At 9:00p -0500 11/29/96, Misha Wolf wrote:
>Take the example of the, so called, smart quotes. In Windows
>Code Page 1252 (Windows Latin 1), the LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK
>appears at position 93 (147 decimal). As the numeric character
>reference "“" would be illegal, an authoring tool should
>use the Unicode character U+201C, represented, in decimal, as
>"“". A browser would recognise "“" as representing
>the LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK and could convert it, for display
>purposes, to any encoding it liked,

And you can find about 50 of 'em listed in a <table> at:

    Walter Ian Kaye <> Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter

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