[thelist] html custom / hex characters

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Wed Sep 3 13:26:25 CDT 2008

Lee Kowalkowski wrote:
> 2008/9/1 Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org>:
>> First, if you send your pages encoded as utf8 do you need to use
>> entities?  Are there any current browsers that do not support utf8?
> As far as I know, HTML entities explicitly refer to glyphs in ISO
> 8859-1 & ISO 10646, but it doesn't mean your responses need to use
> those character sets.  You just need to use a font which contains
> those glyphs, especially for Internet Explorer, e.g. Lucida Sans
> Unicode.  This may further limit your choice of fonts when considering
> cross-browser compatibility.
On my example page I just change the font to: Lucida Sans Unicode and 
gained a bit more in IE - Merci...  What do I need to be looking for or 
googling to obtain a list of similar fonts? Or perhaps a URL to a list 
page?  That functioning 'checkmark' remains illusive. -Bob

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