On Mon, 2004-06-28 at 18:26, Wendell Piez wrote:
> Hey Peter,
> At 11:38 AM 6/28/2004, you wrote:
> >In an on-demand server-fed environment it is almost trivial to generate
> >a UTF-8 document from one stored in US-ASCII which uses character
> >entities. If someone has a suitably reliable piece of software to do
> >the reverse in this environment I would be interested to use it.
> If you want to convert UTF-8 into numeric character references,
No, it would need to be back into mnemonic character entities.
I only know one person capable of holding the names, shapes, and
meanings of the entire Unicode character repertoire in his head.
> But if you want actual named entities, you're going to have to work harder. :->
Don't do it in the first place :-) This stuff is going to be around
for centuries, or so they* would have us believe, so we have a
responsibility to proceed with caution.
* Actually, "us" -- weren't we the ones preaching this in the 90s? :-)