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Re: Problem input Arabic text in HTML form using UTF-8 and Netscape

From: Yung-Fong Tang <ftang@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 10:52:38 -0800
Message-ID: <3C1E3EF6.8020104@netscape.com>
To: Yoshito_Umaoka@lotus.co.jp
CC: Mislav Kos <mkos@us.ibm.com>, www-international@w3.org
Netscape 4.x do NOT support Arabic. Ues Netscape 6.x 

Yoshito_Umaoka@lotus.co.jp wrote:

>>Unfortunately, UTF-8 is a relatively new encoding with limited support in
>>older browser versions. For example, when I open the HTML file included 
>>this email below in my 4.72 Netscape browser, the text that's shown in 
>>HTML form is incorrect. The text right above it, on the other hand, is
>>correct. Furthermore, if you try to type Arabic into the text field, 
>>get incorrect letters.
>You need to set proper fonts for Unicode encoding on Netscape 4.x.
>By default, they are all Latin fonts in Netscape English version.
>On Netscape 4.7x, you can change fonts used for UTF-8 pages by
>following steps.
>1. Select [Edit - Preferences...] from the menu
>2. In the "Preferences" dialog box, select "Appearance - Fonts" on
>   the category tree displayed left side.
>3. Select "Unicode" at "For the Encoding" field
>4. Set proper fonts in "Variable Width Font" and "Fixed Width Font"
>   fields.
>Set a font which can display Arabic text to the Arabic text section
>by style sheet might resolve this configuration issue.
>-Yoshito Umaoka
Received on Monday, 17 December 2001 13:53:44 UTC

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