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RE: Assistance w/charset

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 18:19:19 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB58245D0@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: "'Charles.J.Driscoll@us.ul.com'" <Charles.J.Driscoll@us.ul.com>
> There's a nasty hack involving <font face="symbol">...</font>
> and such, but if you want to do that sort of thing, I'll let
> you figure it out. But I will provide a clue:
> 
	[DJW:]  I consider this to be relying on broken 
	browser behaviour; I think a correctly implemented
	browser would say there is no p character in the
	font encoding for Symbol and fall back to the best
	available font face that did include an encoding for
	p, and thus display a p in something like Times New
	Roman on Windows.

	I.E. it may work with specific current browsers, but
	is likely to break in the future, particularly with
	browsers that are not under commercial pressure to
	work with typical HTML abuses.

	By the way, IE5 correctly displays rho for &#961;,
	using Times New Roman on NT 4.
Received on Wednesday, 19 April 2000 13:25:05 GMT

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