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Re: Problems generating w-circumflex character for HTM

Subject: Re: Problems generating w-circumflex character for HTML output
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 10:22:28 +0100
Re:  Problems generating w-circumflex character for HTM
> In HTML the w-circumflex character is defined as &wcirc; - and if I
> put that in an HTML document it displays fine. 

That's the most surprising part of your mail. Which browserare you using?
wcirc  is in ISO latin2 and is as you say, character hex 175, but that
entity isn't defined in any version of html or xhtml as far as i can

> e unicode character for this is 0175(hex) If I put that in my
> stylesheet, I get a captial a with a circle above it followed by a
> greek u in the final HTML output. 

I would guess that you are getting utf8 output and looking at the file
in a system configured for latin 1 or latin2. If you specify your output
to be eg iso-8859-1 using xsl:output or (better) configure your browser
to correctly recognise the encoding used, the characetr will display


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