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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Euro symbol using Jade/Jadetex and Docbook 3.1

> From: Udo Stenzel <udo@arthur.sax.sub.de>
> I'm trying to include the Euro symbol in some documents. It seems there
> is the &euro; entity in HTML, but not in Docbook and not in the standard
> entity sets. How can I make the symbol known to Jade? I tried the
> numeric entity reference &#8364; but in HTML in comes out literally and
> i couldn't get any browser to display it (may well be the browsers
> fault) while Jade complains about an unknown character. Using \U-xxxx
> (specific to Jade?) doesn't help either, it just comes out as \U-xxxx in
> HTML and in PDF.
> Ideally I'd like Jade to output &euro; in HTML (where it is supposed to
> exits, isn}t it?) and Jadetex to output the Euro symbol (TeX has been
> doing it for ages). Does anyone know how to do it?

One correction:
There is a &euro; character entity in DocBook XML 4.1.2.
It is declared in the docbookx.dtd file as
<!ENTITY euro "&#x20AC;">

I can't speak to how you might get Jade to output
the character to HTML.

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