[Humanist] 26.198 the use of .

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Tue Jul 31 17:11:29 CEST 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 198.
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        Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:04:02 +0100
        From: Virginia Knight <virginia.knight at bristol.ac.uk>
        Subject: Fwd: [Humanist] 26.196 uppercaselessness & machines of loving grace
        In-Reply-To: <20120728211222.5DECB2861C5 at woodward.joyent.us>

One use of . has been given its own character entity, the ellipsis of 
three dots: it can be rendered in HTML by &# followed by 133 or & 
followed by 'ellip'. But it hasn't really caught on.

Virginia Knight

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-------- Original Message --------

What I always thought was the greatest missed opportunity for text
processing was not to have separated the many uses of . into distinct
characters. Oh how nice it would be if abbreviation periods were a
separate character from sentence periods and decimal points.





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