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From: Robert Baer
X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.75 [en] (Win98; U)
Subject: Re: How does a computer keyboard generate ASCII code or signals?
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 07:30:27 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 00:30:27 PDT
Organization: EarthLink Inc. -- http://www.EarthLink.net
Eric Bohlman wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (klmok) wrote in
> > Perhaps Mr. Gani should consider a similar software solution to keying
> > in his language character set. Possibly he may have to introduce a
> > romanized form of the language first.
> In fact, if the characters he's interested in have been assigned HTML/SGML
> entity names, the easiest thing would probably be a program that simply
> translates any typed sequence consisting of '&' followed by an identifier
> followed by ';' into the appropriate character code. e.g. "à" would
> give a lower-case a with a grave accent.
How utterly *wasteful* of ASCII and storage space; far worse that the
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