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Re: Assistance w/charset

From: Kevin Kenny <kennykb@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 19:08:01 -0400
Message-Id: <200004192308.TAA28042@hippolyta.crd.ge.com>
To: Lee Daniel Crocker <lee@piclab.com>
cc: John Delacour <JD@EREMITA.demon.co.uk>, www-html@w3.org, www-talk@w3.org

lee@piclab.com said:
> On my machine under NT 4.0, both MSIE 5.01 and Netscape 6 display 
> &rho; correctly.  Since Netscape 6 is based on the Mozilla code, I 
> suspect that browser would work correctly as well providing the glyph 
> was available on the OS.  It did take them a while, but they seem to 
> have gotten around to doing it right.

Well, yes, NT4.0 has the "Lucida Sans Unicode" font.  Win95/98 doesn't
include it in the version for the US market.

If you have a captive user base, you could get them to install a
Unicode font on their Win95/98 machines.  There are still a few web
sites that serve up the freeware version of "Bitstream CyberBit", for
instance, which has Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Katakana,
Han Zi (or Kanji) and Hangul (but no Hiragana, Devanagari, Malayalam,
Tamil, Mongolian, Khmer or Thai, dammit!) and a fair selection of
symbols and dingbats.  

Lord, i18n is a mess.
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