[thelist] List of illegal characters

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 17 00:02:01 CDT 2002

> From: Bruce Wilbur <thelist at brucew.com>
> >
> > http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www/windows-chars.html
> In some ways that's a nicer list than the one I referred to.  It
> doesn't, however, show you what the character looks like.  If one can
> see what the offending character looks like, it's easier (for some of
> us anyway) to hunt it down in the text, either visually or through
> find-and-replace.  That's why I included that first reference--not as
> a guide to what's legal, but to provide a visual reference for those
> that aren't.

this might be helpful:
A Simple Character Entity Chart

not only does it provide the named and numbered entity, it shows how
both render, and has the name of it for quick on-page searches... by
showing the entity, you can see how it renders in your browser (if at
all)... and it's all from the W3C specs...

if you want to see how it should look but your browser won't render
all the characters, pete sheerin has a version of the charts that
includes images for the glyphs... you can find it at:

there are other good links in the comments on that evolt.org article,
definitely worth exploring...

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