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Re: building accessible math websites -- need comments

From: Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 12:42:11 +0300
Message-ID: <435371F3.8040102@peda.net>
To: Алексей <beshenov@bk.ru>
Cc: www-math@w3.org

Alexey Beshenov wrote:
> Also,  I found that without "math { font-family: serif }" old gecko's
> can replace normal letters into other special symbols. For example,
> 
> &int; (dx)/sqrt(x^3 + a*x + b)
> 
> Written in MathML
> 
> can be rendered as
> 
> &int; (dx)/sqrt(&zeta;^3 + &alpha;*&zeta; + &beta;)
> 
> Don't  know  why  it is so, maybe the reason in the incorrect working
> with  UTF-8  formulas,  or  in  something  else...  Maybe,  files  in
> /res/fonts/ directory of gecko installation are incorrect...
> 
> I  found  this  on  Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1)
> Gecko/20031120 Epiphany/1.0.6.

The "Gecko/20031120" in user agent string means that the rendering 
code is over 2 years old. If you've other problems with this UA, 
it's probably because of old code.

However, this is a known bug and it's caused by a broken "Symbol" 
font. See <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149566> for 
more information. If I've understood correctly, the "Symbol" font 
installed by default in some systems has incorrect character mapping.

-- 
Mikko
Received on Monday, 17 October 2005 09:39:55 GMT

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