W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > January to March 2003

Re: Arabic text slightly off topic

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 21:11:47 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200302132111.h1DLBlr03047@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> It does not seem to be possible to change the system font, is that 
> correct?


The system font is a platform issue, not an HTML issue.  If you are talking
about the use of platform features, like title bars and tooltips, you 
need to remember that many people still use Windows ME downwards, and 
these have no knowledge of Unicode, so work directly in the
localised character code (IE or NS provide local Unicode support,
as do some other related tools, like Outlook Express).

You also find a weird mix of localised and unlocalised text if you 
install and enable localised menus and dialogues (at least for Chinese)
in IE.
Received on Friday, 14 February 2003 01:50:56 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 20:36:13 UTC