Re: german quotes

Subject: Re: german quotes
From: Norman Walsh <norm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 08:08:32 -0500
/ Christian Leutloff <leutloff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> was heard to say:
| I want to use german quotes:
| Are  &ldquor; and &rdquor; the right entities!? Do you know the
| unicode character number? 

You can probably find them on

| Can you use these entities with jade!? They are definied in ISOpub and
| they should be included in docbook.dtd. But jade says:
| jade:ihl1dege.dsl:209:36:E: general entity "ldquo" not defined and no default entity
| jade:ihl1dege.dsl:212:34:E: general entity "rdquor" not defined and no default entity

If ihl1dege.dsl is like dbl1dege.dsl, then it is its own SGML
document and you'll have to declare the entity sets in that
document.  Alas, you'll find that the ISO entity sets use SDATA
entities and so you won't get the results you want anyway.

In order to test the Russian Cyrilic language, I created my own
version of the ISO-cyr1.gml entity file using Unicode
character references instead of SDATA entities.  You'll probably
want to do the same thing.

Or, you can just use:

(define %gentext-start-quote% "\U-????;");
(define %gentext-end-quote% "\U-????;");

Using the values you found at the URL above.

| to these lines:
| ;; (define %gentext-start-quote%  "&ldquo;")
| ;; (define %gentext-end-quote%  "&rdquor;")
| yes, they're commented out, but jade seems to ignore ;; 8-(
| Any ideas?

The DSSSL engine is ignoring them, but they're still part of
your document instance so the SGML parser tries to resolve them.


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