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Compensating for doublebyte fonts

From: David Wiggins <wigdawei@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 16:47:56 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20011108004756.67910.qmail@web10403.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-international@w3.org
I have people connecting to an English language site
that also frequent sites with double-byte fonts (aka.
in most cases Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language

Many of these people have been checking the "Ignore
font sizes specified on web pages" in the
Accessibility section of Internet Options in IE5 and
later. The most common reason is 'otherwise most
double-byte pages display with unreadably small type
on a high-resolution display'.

Whether this is really the best workaround for issues
with double-byte text in web browsers by people or not
I can't keep people from using this method.  The issue
I have is when those people come to the English
language site.

The result is that when they get to the English
language site the display becomes screwy fontwise (ie.
some fonts become HUGE).

What can I do? Browser detection? CSS?  Any tutorials
or anything out there?

Thanks for any and all help.

Double-byte Dumbfounded,

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