Re: "Umlaut" in Button and ALT

Peter Flynn (
07 Sep 1997 16:23:46 +0100

Date: 07 Sep 1997 16:23:46 +0100
From: Peter Flynn <>
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Subject: Re: "Umlaut" in Button and ALT

Volker writes:
   a customer told me, that he cannot see the right Umlaut in ALT behind
   images or on Buttons (on a Mac with IE 3.01b or so). I.e. <img src=3D"foo"
   ALT=3D"&Ouml;lberg"> shows up as scrambled Text. I tested it on LinuX with
   Lynx and Netscape 3.0 -> everythings OK. The same on Win 0.95.

It sounds like a bug...I keep telling my clients **DON'T** use beta
test software and expect it to perform like a final

What kind of "scrambled text" do you mean? Have you an exact example?

   It's a big problem, because in Germany you have to use them, as "zurueck"


   for example. Do you know a workaround (another than to write ae for =E4), or
   does the Mac Users have to wait for a new version??=20

No, go back and use the previous working version :-)