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Re: Assistance w/charset

From: John Delacour <JD@EREMITA.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 14:56:51 -0400 (EDT)
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To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
At 11:26 am -0500 19/4/00, Dan Connolly wrote:

>  > using Netscape 4.6 on Windows NT (& 4.7 on Windows 98)
>
>That seems to be the problem. I find that Netscape 4.7 on Win98 doesn't
>support all the characters listed in the HTML 4.0 spec. It displays
>&rho; as &rho; and &#961; as a ?.

This is not a Netscape or MSIE problem.  It will happen on the Mac 
too, no matter whether you have installed all the fonts available. 
The problem is that neither on WIndows NT nor on the Mac are the 
glyphs available for the extended Greek characters and since I think 
that even if you have a font for these, eg. Ismini, Athenian etc, 
there is no converter to translate from the various Classical Greek 
encodings to Unicode.  On the Mac, the glyphs for basic Greek get 
borrowed from the Beijing Chinese font (!) in the absence of a 
standard iso Greek font, so at least basic Greek can be displayed, 
but when it comes to capital alpha with darsia and oxia and goodness 
knows what, we are left in the lurch by both Microsoft and Apple. 
It's very annoying.

JD
Received on Wednesday, 19 April 2000 17:27:04 GMT

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