Special Characters

This is a test document with special characters generated by GNU emacs on X11R5. Note that not all WWW-browsers like these! Try different fonts to find out what characters the font supports. As a note from Jan Erik Mostrm <jem@sm.luth.se> suggested, the default Mac Mosaic font Monaco doesn't support many "special characters", whereas Courier does.

How to do it

Press down <CTRL>-Q, followed by three octal digits. Below is a sample chart from 240 through 377.

	0	1	2	3	4	5	6	7
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How you *should* do it

You always should avoid using the above "hardcoded" method by using "entities" instead. An entity replacement is an ampersand, followed by the hex-value for the character. However, some of the most popular WWW-browsers (Mosaic, for example) do not recognize all the fancy entities you would like to use - here comes the "hardcoded" approach in if you can't be without the special character in mind. You may want to look at a very good entity-table of ISO-8859-1 characters by Martin Ramsch.
Johan Svensson 1994-06-01
(Web-Master@ecsdg.lu.se)