How the regional Online- News papers are able to display all the characters

From: Sreedhar.M (
Date: Tue Jun 18 2002 - 12:40:37 EDT

Hi ,
            I would like to know how the regional news paper websites are able to display all the characters through webbrowser without asking the user to download any new fonts.When I viewed the source , there was a link to a file with " .pfr " extension.can anybody tell me how to open these files and what is it meant for?
More over it the site is not using any unicode fonts.How they are able to render the text in regional languages so clearly.
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Thanks in Advance.
with Regards,

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