Re: Can anyone help me!!!

From: Otto Stolz (
Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 14:37:44 EDT

Am 2000-09-25 um 08:42 h UCT hat Antoine Leca geschrieben:
> The display setting is on the the client side. You are not going
> to have any form of control on this setting... (and no, I do not
> like browsing a web site and encountering a page that says
> "please, change over all your settings in order to browse my
> site"; actually, I often switch away).

However, a site offering texts in a less popular or more difficult
script, such as polytonic Greek, or indeed, some Indian script,
would be well advised to also offer a page with hints to the pro-
spective reader. These hints would comprise browser settings and
links for download of suitable browsers, and fonts.

Nota that I am not advokating that best-viewed-with-supabrawse attitude,
but if older browser will not do (e. g. for bidi, or Indic reordering)
it would be wise to point the prospective reader to current
browsers (of various brands); same for less popular fonts. Also, if
a browser comes with less then adequate default settings, readers may
be appreciative for hints on how to set up their browsers.

Best wishes,
   Otto Stolz

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