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Re: Encoding problems (was Re: Re: C, K, Q, J and wierd orthgraphy)

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Saturday, August 28, 1999, 3:46
On Fri, 27 Aug 1999 18:09:27 -0500, Eric Christopherson
<raccoon@...> wrote:

>Hmm... that reminds me, I have been having trouble with Unicode in IE5. =
>read a little bit on Unicode and was able to write some simple HTML code >that displays Unicode characters (using &#xxx; syntax). I am using the >Lucida Sans Unicode font, which has the IPA symbols. However, a few of =
>do not display properly (if at all) on my web pages, even though they =
>just fine in Word. The culprits are /A/ (back unrounded a), /2/ (slashed=
>and /:/ (the length symbol). /A/ by itself doesn't display, but with a =
>diacritic it does. /2/ seem to be always readable, but it some contexts >(haven't determined which ones) it looks different, as if it's in a >different font. /:/ just plain refuses to display at all. Anyone know =
>this is?
Sounds like a Windows 98 thing. What I think it's doing is trying to = supply missing characters from other fonts, and sometimes it makes bad choices. Your page looks fine in both Netscape and IE5 under Windows 95, using my Thryomanes font to display the IPA characters. Although at first I got question marks in Netscape, for some reason I can't figure out (maybe it didn't realize it was Unicode?). -- languages of Kolagia---> = +---<>--- Thryomanes /"If all Printers were determin'd not to print = any (Herman Miller) / thing till they were sure it would offend no = body, moc.oi @ rellimh <-/ there would be very little printed." -Ben = Franklin