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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 >at all.
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 javascripts for manipulating downloaded images; his contacts can be found 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 usual text? Basilius


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