Re: FrontPage creates Unicode Web pages
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Unicode <email@example.com>,
> www-html <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> www-international <email@example.com>
> Cc: Dmitry Beransky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
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.