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Re: TECH: Unicode, HTML and Edh

From:Carsten Becker <post@...>
Date:Thursday, March 4, 2004, 12:59
From: David Peterson
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 1:28 AM
Subject: TECH: Unicode, HTML and Edh

<< For some reason or another (I can't remember why), I decided to open up
Internet Explorer to look at my website.  (Oh, I remember why.  Another TECH
question: Would there be a reason why you wouldn't be able to see mouse-over
messages in one browser whereas you can in another? >>

<a title="this is a title" href="somepage.html"
target="_blank">blablabla</a>. _title=""_ works with anything I guess.
Something like a short annotation like you have on some websites when moving
the mouse over a technical term such as "HTML" you archeive by <abbr
title="title">blablabla</abbr> IIRC.

<< -All IPA characters *not* found in a normal font (e.g., Times New Roman,
Palatino...), save one (angma) come out as question marks [and angma comes
out in a different font].  This happened in Safari for me *until* I
installed the appropriate font. >>

Times New Roman, Palatino and such do not provide the whole range of unicode
letters, neither IPA letters. On Windows, you need special unicode fonts,
e.g. Arial Unicode MS, Lucida Sans Unicode ("Sans" means non-serif here, not
"without" of course!) or Gentium.

<< Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else had encountered problems like
these, and if so, how you solved them.  A lot of people use Internet
Explorer, and if they're seeing the same thing *I'm* seeing when I use
Internet Explorer, they'll probably think I just made a really crappy
website. >>

Heh, what a luck I more often Netscape 7 than IE6.

Carsten Becker