cvs commit: BLFS/BOOK/postlfs/config compressdoc.xml inputrc.xml

Igor Zivkovic igor at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun May 30 12:30:04 PDT 2004


Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>
> Igor Zivkovic wrote:
>>
>> xmllint complains about entity 'mdash' not being defined. What's wrong
>> with the plain dash, anyways?
>
> A what we are using is a hyphen that doubles for a minus sign. In 
> typography there are different types of dashes, typically a em-dash and 
> an en-dash.
>
[SNIP]
>
> em dash: "A symbol ( — ) used in writing and printing to indicate a 
> break in thought or sentence structure, to introduce a phrase added for 
> emphasis, definition, or explanation, or to separate two clauses."
>
> An en dash is used to connect things like numbers in a range: Copyright 
> 2001–2004
>
> How are you invoking xmllint? See: 
> http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-doc-list/2002-January/msg00113.html

Yes, that was my problem exactly. I should have googled or at least read
the man page. Thanks for pointing me to the documentation. It's nice to
learn something new every day.

-- 
Igor Zivkovic



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