Re[4]: saving as text

From: Alan G Isaac (
Date: Thu Oct 16 2003 - 01:27:02 EDT

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    On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 05:47:57 -0700 (PDT) Dom Lachowicz <> wrote:
    > Saving these as
    > SGML entities inside of ASCII is just plain wrong.

    Apparently what I wrote suggested that I think otherwise
    to both you and Peter, so let me emphasize:
    I never said otherwise.
    I completely agree.

    The entities were just introduced to refer to character
    codes in the discussion of AbiWord behavior. (They were
    just a way to reliably refer to these characters in a plain
    text email.) My apologies for not having been clearer.

    > I'm not sure that saving them as their rough ASCII
    > equivalents is ideal behavior, but it seems more
    > reasonable than the SGML entity suggestion.

    Right. Try the short import/export process outlined in my
    previous note, in which I recommend export like the behavior
    of Word.

    I.e., substitute rough ASCII equivalents.
    (However I did suggest that Word's choices, while
    acceptible, were not the most standard ASCII

    So I am asking to export
    &ldquo; as "
    &lsquo; as '
    &mdash; as ---
    &ndash; as -
    &ge; as >=

    Alan Isaac

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