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Re: ACTION-420 Review of SW-compatibility

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 15:54:52 -0400
To: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Cc: axel@polleres.net, "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5675.1205178892@cs.sunysb.edu>



> The mysteries of Microsoft...
> 
> Do we actually have a policy about which browsers are supposed to be 
> able to render our specifications?

I wonder if  others see the same thing. I suspect that it is a matter of
which fonts are installed. IE may be using different fonts?

I think we should also provide PDF files for those who do not have decent
browsers.

> Incidentally, of all the browsers I tested, Opera is the only one that 
> does a good job with the mathematical symbols.

FF is not an eye-candy, but its rendering is passable.

	--michael  


> Best, Jos
> 
> Michael Kifer wrote:
> > Strange. I do not see this in IE. In both, the rendering of math
> > is not perfect, but passable.
> > 
> > 
> > 	--michael  
> > 
> > 
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> >> Attached screenshots of the text in Firefox (3) and Internet Explorer 
> >> (7).  The rendering of Firefox is pretty bad; the set union symbol looks 
> >> more like a U.  Internet Explorer completely messes up the symbol.
> >>
> >>
> >> Best, Jos
> >>
> >> Michael Kifer wrote:
> >>>>> "IR union IP"
> >>>>>
> >>>>> better:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> "IR &cup; IP"
> >>>> I disagree.  Most browsers are bad at rendering mathematical symbols; I 
> >>>> believe some don't render them at all.
> >>> If by "most" you count all browsers since 1991 then you are right.
> >>> But if you count what 99.99% of the people use (IE,FF,Safary,Opera), then
> >>> you are wrong.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> 	--michael  
> >> -- 
> >>                           debruijn@inf.unibz.it
> >>
> >> Jos de Bruijn,        http://www.debruijn.net/
> >> ----------------------------------------------
> >> One man that has a mind and knows it can
> >> always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
> >>    -- George Bernard Shaw
> >>
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