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Thread: Should I use HTML codes or not for braces and brackets?

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    Sophipygian AW Moderator Alessandra Kelley's Avatar
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    Should I use HTML codes or not for braces and brackets?

    I'm formatting someone else's science fiction novel for the Kindle (using HTML).

    One of the characters has a very alien, simultaneous, fractal thought process, written as nested phrases enclosed in curly braces ({}) and square brackets ([]).

    While [] and {} don't mess up HTML (which uses angled brackets, <>), I am a little concerned about them because of their use in programming.

    Would it be better to replace the braces and brackets with their equivalent HTML codes (i.e. [ for [ and so on)? Or am I being too fussy?

    Edit: Whoops -- my HTML code got replaced with a [ . Well, it started with a & and ended with a ; and was a number beginning with a #.
    Last edited by Alessandra Kelley; 05-30-2011 at 12:19 AM. Reason: HTML code got -- well, decoded
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