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Re: CXS page (fy: (Mis)Naming a Language)

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Sunday, October 31, 2004, 15:05
On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 20:17:14 +0200, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> A fair number of browsers, if told to use font X, will display "funny > characters" (e.g. IPA) if those characters are in that font but only > squares or question marks (or similar) if the characters are not in > that font, while other browsers are smart enough to look in other > available fonts for such characters -- but then you get the effect > that the page uses a mixture of fonts, and it might be preferable to > display the entire page in a font with a wide character repertoire.
Some browsers do better than others, I think. Opera, if it has to change fonts, will keep the changed font for the rest of the word, even if the default font has the characters. This is decent for example if Japanese is used on a page, though it can be slightly disconcerting-looking for example with a font that only has modern Greek characters switching fonts mid-word when it needs to display a circumflex or digamma, for example. Firefox just replaces the unusual character. *Muke! -- website: LiveJournal: deviantArt: FrathWiki, a conlang and conculture wiki: