Symbols in HTML, was: Boreanesian in the Web
|From:||Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 24, 2001, 18:09|
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:50:13 +0200, Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
>Changing the romanization scheme so that it does not use special consonants
>is no problem. Vowels is a problem though. I need the ogonek (nasal hook)
>on accented and unaccented <i> <e> <a> <u>. AFAIK, HTML cannot render these
Without accents, they're available in the Baltic encodings (so you just
need to insert e. g. "charset = WINDOWS-1257" in the header). But the
accented versions are lacking, and there seems to be no general solution
for this problem.
Nizar Habash was professionally experimenting with Dynamic Fonts and
in the list archives. But, as I understood, both methods are tricky.
For rendering just a few additional symbols to the standard Western
character set, I was thinking of less sophisticated things, like simply
inserting graphic images in the text. I've seen a few sites using this
technique, but I don't know if there are any troubles with it - e. g.
with matching the font sizes in different browsers/screen settings.
Has anybody experimented with graphic images for letters used inside the