Deborah Goldsmith wrote:
> That is the problem, but it's more general. Shift JIS
> contains Cyrillic,
> and IE and Netscape on the Mac do not give a way to control
> the sequence
> of fonts used for UTF-8 display. It's getting to Japanese
> fonts before
> Cyrillic fonts. This is not specific to either Hiragino or OS X; it
> happens with any Japanese font and both OS 9 and OS X.
> One workaround is to specify a Cyrillic font for display of
> UTF-8 pages,
> but that requires the end user to configure their browser. Another
> workaround is to remove all Japanese support from the OS, but that is
> pretty draconian, and is not supported on OS X
> (/System/Library/Fonts on
> OS X is only modifiable by the superuser).
What about tagging the language in the document? Something like:
Knowing that the text is in Russian, the browser will perhaps look for
Russian fonts before it falls back to Japanese fonts.
Just my 0,02 euros.
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