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Re: euro entity

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 22:37:47 -0400
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To: "Erik van der Poel" <erik@netscape.com>
Cc: "W3 I18N" <www-international@w3.org>
At 05:54 PM 14/10/98 -0700, Chris Wendt wrote:
>Liam Quinn wrote:
>>Perhaps it's a Win95 problem then.  I tested with Navigator 4.5b2 and 4.07
>>on Win95 and just got a square with the Times New Roman font.  IE5 gives me
>>the euro with Times New Roman for &#8364; and &#x20AC (though IE 5.0b1
>>doesn't support &euro;).  (According to
>><http://www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm>, NT's Service Pack 4
>>includes updated codepages for the euro, but there are no updated codepages
>>for Win95 that I can find.)
>The Win95 Euro support can be downloaded from
>http://www.microsoft.com/windows/euro.asp (currently as beta only - it
>includes Euro enabled Arial and Times New Roman and the updated 125x code
>pages but not Euro-enabled MS Sans Serif).

I'd previously downloaded the updated fonts with the euro, but I didn't
have the updated code pages.  After installing the updated code pages,
Netscape 4.5b2 and 4.07 correctly render &euro; and &#8364; when using
Times New Roman.  This seems to further suggest that Netscape 4.x can't
handle characters outside of windows-1252 in an ISO-8859-1 encoded
document, since the euro was only shown correctly when it was included in
the windows-1252 code page.  (Remember that IE5 showed the euro correctly
without the updated windows-1252 code page.)

Liam Quinn
Received on Wednesday, 14 October 1998 22:38:01 UTC

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