This may be somewhat off topic, but what about ligatures in Renaissance
printed documents -- ct and the various long-s combinations? Does Unicode
account for these? Currently I mark these with brackets, e.g. {ct},
{&longs;t}, {&longs;&longs;}, etc., but I'd much rather use Unicode
characters. Perhaps these exist and I'm not aware of them?

Robert Whalen
Northern Michigan University

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Subject: Re: Dealing with parameter entities in schema based XML documents

Sebastian is too polite to ask whether or not your journey is really 
necessary -- but I am not. *Why* do you want to use character entities 

Why not just use Unicode characters?

Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Bill Walker wrote:
>>I am trying to learn what I can about P5. I have created and downloaded a 
>>schema from the Roma site. 
>>How does one deal with parameter entities in WC3 Schema based XML 
>>documents.  I wish to add reference to lists of character entities (like 
>>we did in P4)
> You have three choices. I won't attemt to rank them :-}
> *) put (eg)
>      <!ENTITY acute "&#1256;">
> ]>
> at the top of instance files, and list all the entities you need.
> *) get Roma to give you a DTD instead of a schema, and manually edit it
>     to add the entity lists
> *) start to use the new <g> element instead of using character entities
> Does that make sense?