The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101855   Message #2059465
Posted By: Bob Bolton
23-May-07 - 09:38 PM
Thread Name: Sean (sp): where does the accent go?
Subject: RE: Sean (sp): where does the accent go?

What is the comparison - in terms of likelihood of "correct reading" on someone else's computer screen - between the various HTML composite entries and just typing the 'Alt Key plus 0 plus 3-number code' to use the accented letter from the second half of the standard ASCII font set. For most standard fonts you can get a reliable acute accented 'a' by typing [Alt Key] 0225 ... for á.

My Mulga Wire (Aussie 'Bush Music' magazine) that went to the printers yesterday happily refers to "... fiddler Seán Doherty ... from Western Australia ..." and typing in a known Alt Key code is not much slower then capitalising or italicising words or letters, where necessary.