[l2h] avoiding conversion of "--" to "-"
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Thu Dec 18 00:15:51 CET 2003
I'm using LaTeX2HTML to convert programmer's API documentation using a
fair bit of custom Perl code.
Over the years, I've dealt with many places in our documentation where
the text "--" is contained as content rather than an markup for an
en-dash. In each case, I've avoided the en-dash conversion by adding
still more markup in the document text. While less than ideal, it has
I recently decided it was time to tackle this problem in a more
In each case where I've needed to deal with this conversion, the
affected "--" has occurred in content which is known to never need the
conversion based on the surrounding markup. What I've tried to do in
these cases is to convert the "--" to some other HTML spelling of
those two characters; I've tried both "--" and the XHTML-ish
"--". In both cases, the conversion still takes place.
Where in LaTeX2HTML is this conversion being done? Is there some way
to suppress this without an uglier transformation of the "--"?
I will note that converting "--" to "-<span>-</span>" or
"-<!--junk-->-" works, but both are incredibly ugly ways of doing
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation
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