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Re: Possible to display Unicode symbols in our SGML docs?

From: Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Possible to display Unicode symbols in our SGML docs?
Date: 2009-11-22 02:23:54
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On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 11:33 PM, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> On lör, 2009-11-21 at 17:05 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I'm currently looking at the latest psql-unicode-output patch, which
>> includes this bit of proposed documentation:
>>
>> +       Newlines in data are shown using a carriage return symbol
>> +       (<literal>&#8629;</literal>) in the right-hand margin.
>> +       Wrapped data uses an ellipsis symbol
>> +       (<literal>&#8230;</literal>) in the right-hand margin of a
>> +       wrapped line, and in the left-hand margin of the following
>> +       continuation line.
>
> I don't think there is a strong need to document this at all.  Do we say
> anywhere that columns are separated by vertical lines?

I think it's not intuitively obvious which is which here. It would be
nice to mention it.

>> Is there a way around that, or should I just delete the attempts
>> to show the specific symbols?
>
> DocBook SGML is limited to something like Latin 1.  So delete it.

You could always write it out longhand "carriage return (code point 8269)"

-- 
greg

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