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Re: apparent unicode error

From: Drew Perttula <drewp@bigasterisk.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 20:46:22 -0700
Message-ID: <4AD5498E.9080000@bigasterisk.com>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
CC: site-comments@w3.org
Ian Jacobs wrote:
> 
> On 13 Oct 2009, at 9:55 PM, Drew Perttula wrote:
> 
>> http://bigasterisk.com/post/w3page.png is what 
>> http://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/ looks like on Chromium on 
>> linux. Firefox seems the same. The context suggests there should be a 
>> -- dash, but instead I see a funny 'x' of dots.
> 
> Hi Drew,
> 
> I believe that is a Unicode mdash character (in utf-8 encoding). It 
> looks ok on my firefox and safari. What font are you using to display?
> 

In chromium I don't know- it's the default linux one, whatever that is.

In firefox, the fonts menu says that my sans-serif font is the one 
called 'sans-serif' :) I'm not sure how to resolve that name any more, 
but I didn't change it from the firefox default.

I picked up the character on my clipboard and searched for it in the 
charmap program. The only hit is U+2059 FIVE DOT PUNCTUATION. Using curl 
in my rxvt also displays the char in the html source as a five-dot splat 
thing.

I also just noticed that there are some successful dashes on the page, 
even in my screenshot. Was the char after 'inference' supposed to be the 
same as the one after 'industries'?

firefox 3.5.5pre
chromium 4.0.222.4 (Ubuntu build 28689)
X.Org X Server 1.6.0
Ubuntu 9.04
fvwm 2.5.26
Received on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 03:46:58 GMT

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