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RE: accented characters, etc.

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 19:54:10 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB53F3ED7@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
> From:	François Yergeau [SMTP:yergeau@alis.com]
> 
> That's the theory.  Unfortunately, most current browsers will refuse to
> display &#xxxx; if character xxxx is not part of the repertoire of the
> character encoding of the document.  For instance, putting &#23665; in an
> ISO Latin-1 document will not result in a Han character being displayed in
> 
	Netscape 4.x has problems with anything higher than 255, 
	however IE 4.01 displays this character, provided that you
	have installed one of the optional Chinese fonts.

	Rather than a single font, it seems to have different fonts
	for different parts of the Unicode range - I don't know haow htis
	interacts with <font> elements and style sheet font families.

	The character you used looks somewhat like this:

	    |
	|   |  
	|   |   | 
	|   |   |
	|   |   |
	|   |   |
	+---+---+

	with a traditional Chinese font.
Received on Friday, 3 December 1999 14:56:45 GMT

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