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lynx-dev Re: Lynx display of dash character

From: Philip Webb
Subject: lynx-dev Re: Lynx display of dash character
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 02:20:14 -0400
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010515 Arthur Flexser wrote to me:

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> using Lynx, dashes in text not only don't display properly,
> but suppress display of the remainder of the line that they appear on.
> The dash is displayed as -&#8212, and the remainder of the line
> is simply absent.  An example of a link that shows this is

i see no sign of the problem in my rendered version using 2-8-4dev.19 ;
the source does contain many cases of  —  (NB the semicolon).
nor do i remember ever seeing this mentioned at lynx-dev before.

can anyone cast further light?

> I have experimented with setting different values of Lynx's character-set,
> but have not succeeded in finding one that corrects the problem.
> I'm using Lynx from a Unix shell account, if it matters.

what version are you using?  `=' or `p' should show it at top of page.
some sysadmins run very old versions of Lynx,
but it isn't difficult to compile your own with a shell account.

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