Re: Czech/Moravian/Slovak names--??
- Greetings to all of you,
beeing a long-time lurker to SIG I'm awfully sorry to post for the first time when a
thread gets rather technical and off-topic. I apologize to all who might not be
interested (possibly most list members).
But as the coding of diacritics might be interesting to some of you I
decided to post this to the list anyway.
Alastair Millar wrote ...
> HTML scripts will support diacriticals, IF you are looking atLet me add this is only true for some versions of some browsers.
> them with the correct code page set in your PC and/or
> browser (e.g. Windows Central European character set,
> the Latin II set etc.).
To ensure "cross-browser compatibility" of the diacritics you have to
use decimal unicodes. After spending some long nights on the browsers' feature to
render unicodes, here is what I found for MSIE, NC and OPERA:
1) Note: only tested on Windows-systems. I'm not sure for Mac and Linux. BTW,
specify a basefont containing czech characters (Arial, Courier, Times New Roman).
2) you may want to add the following line to the HEAD-sections of
your page for Central European character sets (in one line). This will not have any
effect on your English text:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859- 2">
3) the carkas (accents) will render anyway, just enter them as usual
4) for the haceks (carons) and the krouzek (ring) use the following
unicodes. Just insert them where you'd normally type the characters.
The pattern for unicode is: number;
Note: the semicolon is an essential part of the unicode!
The number in brakets is for those who see the czech character instead of the
unicode (because they use a web interface for receiving mail).
a) capital C with hacek: Č (268)
c with hacek: č (269)
b) capital D with hacek: Ď (270)
d with hacek: ď (271)
c) e with hacek: ě (283)
(there's no capital)
d) capital N with hacek: Ň (327)
n with hacek: ň (328)
e) capital R with hacek: Ř (344)
r with hacek: ř (345)
f) capital S with hacek: Š (352)
s with hacek: š (353)
g) capital T with hacek: Ť (356)
t with hacek: ť (357)
h) u krouzkovane (with ring): ů (367)
(again no capital)
i) capital Z with hacek: Ž (381)
z with hacek: ž (382)
For more information on unicodes visit www.unicode.org (if my memory serves me
(switching to lurking-mode again)
PS: I've written a macro for Word 97 making it easy to insert the
proper unicodes when preparing czech text for insertion to html-
editors and a module for Access 97 which enables you to enter czech
diacritics easily without messing around with your standart keyboard
If need should be I'd upload them to the list's file section.