Sreedhar.M had written:
> 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.
> You can just visit the following site and send me Your comments
> regarding my questions.
John Hudson wrote:
> This technology only works in Netscape Navigator,
...and not even in this program, in every case.
The attached Image shows the garbage my Netscape 6.2 displays from that
> In Opera, the text on the website you cited looks like garbage.
> For Internet Explorer, the makers of this website have provided an .eot
> file (Embedded OpenType).
> However, this site does not appear to be using Unicode encoded text,
> which means they are using an 8-bit font hack with a custom character
> set. This means that the text on the site can only be viewed using the
> .pfr and .eot resources provided. It cannot be copied or pasted into
> another application or viewed with a Unicode Sinhalese font.
... and it will not be understood by indexing-programs, search machines
and their ilk.
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