RE: FW: embedding in HTML

From: Sujit Sunthankar (
Date: Mon Nov 27 2000 - 21:27:59 EST

Dear Addison,

Sorry for butting in, but I am trying to locate appropriate Unicode fonts to
display Japanese symbols correctly in Netscape 4.7x coded using Unicode.
They display fine in IE 5.5 and Netscape 6. But just cannot display in
Netscape 4.7x. They appear as blank squares.

Any idea as to what I need and where can I find it?


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Tuesday, 28 November 2000 11:48 AM
To: Unicode List
Cc: Unicode List
Subject: Re: FW: embedding in HTML

Dear Kai,

You can use any of the Unicode characters in an HTML file if you encode
the *entire* HTML file using the UTF-8 encoding of the Unicode character
set. A META tag is almost certainly necessary in order to get the results
that you desire from such a file.

You should note that, although the file is properly encoded, you may see
little black squares instead of the IPA characters if you do not have a
font installed that includes the IPA characters. In addition, older
browsers cannot automatically select an appropriate font, even if it is
installed. The IPA characters are often unavailable.

For an example of what a page looks like that includes the IPA Extensions
in it, go to: and choose
0x0200 from the list box. If your setup is like the one I'm viewing it
with right now, you'll see big empty squares where the characters ought to
be, even though the page is correctly encoded.

Note that this page is a frameset. If you want to view the HTML source,
be sure and select the left frame (or the right frame) for viewing, rather
than the whole page.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Best Regards,


Addison P. Phillips Principal Consultant
Inter-Locale LLC
Los Gatos, CA, USA

+1 408.210.3569 (mobile) +1 408.904.4762 (fax)
Globalization Engineering & Consulting Services

On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Magda Danish (Unicode) wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kai Andresen []
> Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 10:51 PM
> To:
> Subject: embedding in HTML
> Dear Sirs,
> How is it possible to embed characters of the IPA Extensions, as shown
> at
> into HTML?
> Is a 'meta'-tag necessary?
> Any kind of help will be appreciated immensely...!
> Thanks in advance,
> Yours
> Kai Andresen

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