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Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: Re: PSGML mode


Fredrik Svensson <fred@ludd.luth.se> writes:

> Hi,
> 
> I am trying to write a dual language document.
> One part in english and the other part in german.
> 
> I am using Emacs with PSGML mode. Release 1.2.3
> I have a standard SuSE installation and have not made any changes
> to the default (SuSE) settings of emacs on this computer.
> 
> I would like to set up so that I can use entities on the fly when pressing
> a strange german character like for example  (&ouml;), so I don't have to
> write six characters to get one character.
> 
> In the PSGML menu there is a "Make Character Reference" command,
> but firstly you have to place the cursor on the character to be converted,
> and secondly it generates &#2294; which is even more hard to read than
> &ouml;
> 
> Idealy I'd like the original character to be displayed by emacs but
> the entity written to file.

Why don't you simply use

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>

as XML declaration and go ahead typing Umlaute?

Jens


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