Japanese characters in Netscape 4.7 (was: embedding in HTML)

From: Otto Stolz (Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de)
Date: Tue Nov 28 2000 - 11:06:17 EST

On Mon, 27 Nov 2000 18:09:41 -0800 (GMT-0800), Sujit Sunthankar wrote:
> 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.

If you have the right fonts, and they display well in IE 5.5 but
show empty boxes in Netscape Communicator 4.7, then I suspect
you have not properly set up the latter. The font setup procedures
differ substantially between IE 5 and NC 4 (I haven't tried NC 6,
so far) to an extent that you easily can get the NC settings wrong
if you are used to the IE procedures.

In HTML, the transfer encoding must be set for an entire HTML source
file (via an HTTP header field, an HTML Meta tag, or by user override).
Accordingly, NC 4.7 lets you choose one font per encoding which
will be valid for every page coded in this way. Activate the menu
item Edit/Preferences/Appearance/Fonts, then select
  For the encoding: Unicode
and then a Japanese capable font.

If you select the Japanese font for a Japanese encoding, then only
those files that are transferred using JIS encoding will be properly

In contrast, IE 5.5 lets you choose the font per script, regardless
of the transfer encoding used. I think, this is more useful in most

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

A Japanese-looking, Unicode-compatible font for Windoes 95, 98,
or NT (probably also suitable for Windows ME and 2000) is available
in the Microsoft Global IME 5.02 Japanese with Language Pack,

Best wishes,
   Otto Stolz

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