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Re: @tieaccent{..} does not display the tie accent in HTML

From: Hefferon, Jim S.
Subject: Re: @tieaccent{..} does not display the tie accent in HTML
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 15:30:22 +0000


Thank you for the reply.

I don't really have a good answer, of course.  I'd think to try U+0361 or its 
HTML equivalent, as my test here
  <p>test o͡o test  o&#865;o</p>
but I honestly have no idea which browsers show what, and which fonts support 
the character ...

Perhaps, though, the compiler could somehow warn, rather than output an 
incorrect answer?  (Forgive me, I only use Texinfo for the latexrefman project 
so maybe the suggestion is not sensible.)   Alternatively, "oo" without the 
square bracket would be better, from my perspective.

It would have helped me if at least the manual could say something like, "There 
is no HTML equivalent for this character that will display correctly on most 
browsers and with most fonts."  That might also keep other people from 
submitting as a bug?


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From: Patrice Dumas <pertusus@free.fr>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2021 11:01
To: Hefferon, Jim S.
Cc: bug-texinfo@gnu.org
Subject: Re: @tieaccent{..} does not display the tie accent in HTML

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On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 02:45:16PM +0000, Hefferon, Jim S. wrote:
> Hello,
> Thank you for the software.  As it says in the subject, in HTML the command 
> @tieaccent{oo} results in "oo[" as shown in the online manual.
> https://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/manual/texinfo/html_node/Inserting-Accents.html
>  The same command does work in PDF.

In PDF the accent is applied whether the result exists in unicode or
not, by composing characters and accents.  In HTML it is done
differently, there is a table to map accented letters with unicode
chracters, if there is no mapping an ascii representation of the accent
is used.  For example @ringaccent{o} has no mapping to unicode, so is
converted as 'o*'.  We also have some unicode diacritics for the accent
commands, but I think that it does not really work to use those and
simply hope to have composition.

What HTML output would you expect for @tieaccent{oo}?  Are you aware of
a way to have composition of letter and diacritics in HTML?


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