[CentOS] converting .doc to html

Warren Young

warren at etr-usa.com
Fri Jun 22 21:56:24 UTC 2012

On 6/22/2012 2:40 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Warren Young wrote:
>> On 6/22/2012 8:40 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> wvHtml works,
>>> but I don't like the output - it insists on <div>, and on &rhquo instead
>>> of plain, simple ".
>> You mean ”?
> Yup.
>> What's wrong with that?  You wanted HTML, and *any* browser will
>> understand that HTML entity, even Lynx.
> Hate it. I think it's completely unnecessary.

Five centuries of typographers would like to have a word with you.

” and " aren't the same thing.  If the document includes curly 
quotes, the only correct alternative available to the HTML converter is 
to put out Unicode character U+201D.

Now, if your converter were converting straight quotation marks to 
", you might have a point.

> I've done web pages,
> including professional and corporate ones, and never needed it.

IMO, web pages with straight quotation marks are unprofessional. :)

Let the ASCII go, Mark.  Just let it go.  Unicode became usable over a 
decade ago, and became solid in most programs years ago.

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