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Re: FrontPage creates Unicode Web pages

From: David Baron <Davidb@accentsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 09:56:07 +0200
To: Misha Wolf <MISHA.WOLF@reuters.com>
CC: bobr@accentsoft.com, gadid@accentsoft.com, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <12925AD37F8@pmail.accentsoft.com>
> Date:          Mon, 04 Nov 1996 19:45:39 -0500 (EST)
> From:          Misha Wolf <MISHA.WOLF@reuters.com>
> Subject:       Re: FrontPage creates Unicode Web pages
> To:            Unicore <unicore@unicode.org>, Unicode <unicode@unicode.org>,
>                www-html <www-html@w3.org>,
>                www-international <www-international@w3.org>
> Cc:            Dmitry Beransky <dberansky@ucsd.edu>
> Priority:      urgent

> Dmitry Beransky wrote:
> > Which browsers support UTF-8?
> ---
> The ones I know of are:
> 1.  Alis' Tango,
> 2.  Accent's Multilingual Mosaic,
> 3.  Netscape's Navigator 3.0 (on Windows 95).
> In the case of Navigator, you must turn on Unicode support as follows:
>     run regedit (win95) or regedt32 (winNT) 
>     Select the HKEY_CURRENT_USER 
>     Go to Software > Netscape > Netscape Navigator > INTL 
>     Select Edit | Add Value (menu) 
>     Type: UseUnicodeFont at the Value Name field 
>     Type: 1 at string field 
One must also select an appropriate Unicode FONT. By 
choosing the Lucinda-Sans-Unicode, I was able to see 
Russian, Greek and Hebrew characters... BUT:

Bidi support -- is not there! Believe it or not, the 
dageshim and nikud were in place (allbeit backwards)!!

Accented characters -- many of them show as boxes. This may be 
a problem in the font itself. Unicode must support both the 
separated versions and the compound versions: i.e. 
C-cedilla (a named entity in html/sgml) or C followed by a 
"bare" cedilla. The compound, at least, is lacking in the 
Lucinda font.

Note that there are all kinds of font conversions in the 
regedit list including "UseUnicodeConvers..." I added 
Hebrew iso8859-8 to this list (did not change anything). 
There are 11 fonts + default listed here. If Misha or 
anyone knows how to use this to use better fonts than the 
Lucinda, let me know.
Received on Tuesday, 5 November 1996 02:56:30 UTC

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