From: Jukka K. Korpela (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Aug 12 2005 - 11:43:32 CDT
On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, Michael Everson wrote:
> What character is ம? I hate these decimal notations.
This must be a trick question... surely _you_ know how to convert between
decimal and hexadecimal. Did you just want to say you hate decimal? :-)
It's equivalent to ம and means U+0BAE TAMIL LETTER MA.
There are still some practical reasons for using decimal numbers in
character references in HTML: hexadecimal references were not part of the
original definition of HTML or even SGML, and some browsers recognize
decimal references but not hexadecimal. This issue has become rather
minuscule, though; it's mainly a Netscape 4 problem.
-- Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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