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From: Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Browsers not seeing symbol font
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:33:57
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Browsers not seeing symbol font by Kevin O'Gorman
1 On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:38 AM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 7:50 AM, Paul Hartman
3 >> 1. "Symbol" is not a defined CSS font family. Your choices are: serif,
4 >> sans-serif, cursive, fantasy, monospace.
5 >
6 > I've changed the CSS to use the font-family property which accepts
7 > actual fonts in addition to the generics you mention. No joy.
9 You're right.
11 >> 2. Character encodings are easy: use Unicode. :)
12 >>
13 >
14 > Yes they're easy. My question is about whether they have any effect
15 > on use of Symbol So far I see no evidence of it.
17 Okay, now I realize "Symbol" is the name of a specific font. I hadn't
18 really picked up on that before :)
20 After a bit of Googling, it seems the accepted solution is to use HTML
21 entities for those symbols and not try to use the raw characters as
22 you are attempting to do.
26 Does that contain all of the symbols you need? If there are any
27 others, you should be able to use the unicode versions.


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Re: [gentoo-user] Browsers not seeing symbol font Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman@×××××.com>