[thelist] Netscape 7 font/special character bug?

Shoshannah Forbes xslf at xslf.com
Tue Mar 4 08:34:33 CST 2003

> <span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol'>s</span><i><sub><span
> style="font-size:6.5pt">t</span></sub></i><span
> style="font-size:11.0pt">ÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝ The letter displayed
> should NOT appear as an 's', but should be the greek character
> 'SIGMA', which looks like a b fallen forward. </span></p></div></body>
> (The tag should show as the first character the Greek symbol SIGMA
> (with the subscript r), but instead in Netscape 7 (and Safari, etc.)
> shows up as 's'.  The same happens for other Greek font encoded
> symbols.)

Netscape is just going by the standard, and dispplaying whatever
character happens to be there. Using a "symbol" font which not everyone
will have (and does not tell the browsers what the actaul characters
are) is not the best way to go.

The correct is way is to either use unicode to have the actaul
characters, or use entities to encode the proper character in the HTML.
See here for more information:

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