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

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Tue Nov 28 2000 - 10:28:22 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.

I guess your diagnosis is correct for NS 4.x for MS-Windows. FYI, NS 6
(and Mozilla) for MS-Windows has more or less the same font selection
mechanism as MS IE 4.x/5.x for MS-Windows and Netscape 4.x/6.x/Mozilla
for Unix/X11. (I forgot what Netscape 4.x for MacOS does).

Jungshik Shin

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