Re: HTML notation

From: Jukka K. Korpela (
Date: Fri Aug 12 2005 - 11:43:32 CDT

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    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,

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