202Re: [emacs-nxml-mode] Character entities
- Oct 1, 2003Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> I find this a bit desparate, to be honest. it perpetuates thoseIn an ideal world, everybody would have their environment set up to
> short names which, while familiar to SGML english-speaking long-timers,
> mean nothing to people new to the field.
display all the characters they want and XML files wouldn't use
character references. I still think this is some way off. Even if you
have got yourself properly set up, you may need to exchange files with
somebody who hasn't. So I would like to nxml mode to help people out here.
I think I would prefer to point people in the direction of character
references rather than entities. Your point about the short SGML names
is well-taken. So what's the alternative? One is to try and show a
glyph for the referenced character as well as/instead of the reference.
Another possibility is to take advantage of the Unicode names. These
are a bit long to display inline, but they could be used for input and
for providing a tooltip over a character reference.
> by the way, are there emacs commands to switch from character entitiesNope. This is not entirely trivial since character references/entities
> to UTF-8 and vice-versa?
aren't recognized in all contexts. Is this a feature request?
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