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Re: Ping! Énglis´ Artspellin

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 16, 2000, 3:47
On Mon, 15 May 2000 09:16:20 -0500, "Carlos Eugenio Thompson (EDC)"
<EDCCET@...> wrote:

>Well, I've tried to post this before but some how my postings are not >reaching to Brown... > >I've webified my proposal of alternative English spelling at > > >It uses Thryomanes font and looks okay while editing (even the HTML) on Word >but doesn't appear quite okay with MSIE and special characters doesn't show >in Netscape. Anyhow, those who want to look at and comment, please do. > >-- Carlos Eugenio Thompson Pinzón
There's a minor bug in Netscape: it doesn't display Unicode characters properly unless the character set is set to UTF-8. If you edit the text file manually (with Notepad or WordPad), you'll see the following text: <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=ISOO-8859-1"> Change the "ISOO-8859-1" to "UTF-8" and it'll work fine under Netscape. Internet Explorer, on the other hand, has a bug that isn't so easy to work around. It substitutes a font that appears to be Lucida Sans Unicode for the IPA characters, even if you've specified a different font. On systems without Lucida Sans Unicode installed, the results look just plain awful. The best fix for this bug is to download Netscape. I created a special "Thryomanes IPA" font that gets around the bug by encoding the IPA characters into the regular Windows character set range. See the Tirelat page ( for an example of its use. TIPA also includes some IPA characters that haven't yet been added to the regular Thryomanes font. But Internet Explorer still has problems with it. Hopefully this is only a temporary solution until the popular browsers support Unicode properly. -- languages of Azir------> ----<>--- h i l r i . o "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any m l e @ o c m thing till they were sure it would offend no body, (Herman Miller) there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin