Houston, we have a problem
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 18, 2002, 19:06|
On 18 May 02, at 11:26, Carlos Thompson wrote:
> Clint Jackson Baker wrote:
> > Okay, so I thought, this will be easy. All I have to
> > do is go into the HTML code, put in &#numberIwant, and
> > there ya go. So I converted the number code for
> > Cherokee character D (the sound /a/) from hexadecimal
> > 13A0 to 5024. The computer didn't like that--after I
> > put in Ꭰ it just gave me a question mark.
> > Obviously I'm missing something--what is it?
> You probably lack a font that includes that character or the browser is
> using a font that doesn't include it.
And that's two different kettles of fish.
For example, Mozilla apparently will use any font that contains a
certain character even if that means it has to mix and match fonts to
display all the characters on a web page, while MSIE only lets you
assign fonts to script ranges -- and if you assign font X to, say,
Cyrillic, then a Cyrillic character which is not in font X (but is
maybe in fonts Y and Z which are also installed on your computer) will
display as a question mark.
My guess is probably for "you don't have a font with the right
characters in it", though, so the Mozilla-vs-MSIE thing above doesn't
(Just because you used the right entity doesn't magically enable the
browser to display the character.)
Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>