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Old 04-11-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Problem displaying itilde?

I've had a little difficulty getting the Sony PRS-650 with the Times font family to correctly display the itilde character (ĩ) - it substitues a '?' instead.

However the Calibre reader does display it correctly, by the using the HTML tag
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<span><span class="calibre31">ĩ</span></span>
and the CSS style
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.calibre31 {
font-family: Charis
}
So rather than try to get a copy of the Charis font and put it on the 650, I tried replacing
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<span><span class="calibre31">ĩ</span></span>
by
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&itilde;
But that doesn't work! Neither the calibre reader nor HTML groks '&itilde;', but they do grok '&atilde;'! So I tried using the numeric value for ĩ (which is & 297; but without the space between the & and 2) rather than '&itilde;' after some googling. And that works everywhere (PRS650, Calibre reader, HTML).

So my question is: why is ĩ recognised but '&itilde;' isn't?
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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Because itilde is not defined in the HTML character entities set. What language is this, anyway, just out of curiosity. Try entering the character in UTF8 mode as itself. When converted, if all the rest of the doc is UTF8, and the encoding is set as UTF8, it should convert properly.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:59 AM   #3
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What language is this, anyway
I tripped over ĩ in the word Kĩsedje (keen-SED-gee), which is a transliteration of the name of a language spoken by approximately 500 people in a Brazilian rainforest. Described in 'Language: The Cultural Tool' by Daniel Everrett.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Maybe it's just my eyes, but that looks like an iumlaut, instead of an itilde. HTML entity is &iuml; for i umlaut.
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