Use the <numcharref> element to identify mentions of XML numeric character references, for example, " " or "
". This element enables more precise semantic searching of the DITA source; it also enables distinct output formatting. The content of the <numcharref> element should be the numeric value without any leading or trailing characters added as style, for example, "10" or "x0a". This element is part of the XML mention domain.
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
+ topic/keyword markup-d/markupname xml-d/numcharref
<p>Numeric character references represent characters from the Universal Character Set (UCS) of Unicode. They are used to reference characters that cannot easily be directly encoded in a document, such as a copyright symbol. When a markup-aware processor encounters a numeric character reference, for example, <numcharref>225</numcharref>, it renders the reference as the Unicode character that it represents: a-acute.</p>