18.555 thoughts on writing (plain text)

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 06:33:53 +0000

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         Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 06:22:10 +0000
         From: Dino Buzzetti <buzzetti_at_philo.unibo.it>
         Subject: Re: 18.543 thoughts on writing (plain text)

Alexandre Enkerli wrote:

> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 07:38:24 +0000
>Contrary to punctuation and capital letters, accented characters are *not*
>markup, at least not structural markup (they may work for morphological and
>syntactic markup, though). They simply *work* as other elements in the
>character set and do not typically represent meta-data.

I am not so sure. Take this:

           Le texte r=E9cite...
           Le texte r=E9cit=E9...

Isn't there a structural difference here? Well, it depends on how
you define structure, but I would take it to comprise also logical
structure, or form. In my opinion every diacritical sign can be
thought of as markup.

                                               -dino buzzetti

Dino Buzzetti <buzzetti_at_philo.unibo.it>
Department of Philosophy
University of Bologna tel. +39 051 20 98357
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