From: Hannes Mayer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Aug 07 2004 - 01:12:16 CDT
> Hannes Mayer wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> So far I used a greek nu with a diacritical line above to create
>> the sign for an anti-neutrino. But I discovered that diacritical
>> marks are rendered incorrectly in Mozilla on Linux - the diacritical
>> mark is right of the character, instead above - and Konqueror
>> doesn't display diacritical marks at all.
> Check if you use the latest stable version of these programs.
> If so, report the problem to the developers as a bug.
> Actually, this is part of a more general problem of rendering
> "decomposed" combinations, which they should be aware of
> by themselves. Also, there should already be some bug reports
> lying around in their databases with similar problems, so
> the most useful would be if you could add your comment
> to one of the existing bug reports as a "vote" on the bug.
> Of course, if you need the character quickly, you will just
> need to fall back on the programs you previously used.
> Or you may choose to insert the formulae in a graphical
Thank you for your reply!! :-)
I already added comments to a bug at bugzilla.mozilla.org.
The problem seems to persist since at least 2002(!).
Well, for the time being I think I'll write a parser for my
web documents, which will substitute the characters with diacritical
lines into images. When the bug is fixed, I simply can disable the
parser and the documents are displayed in their original state.
>> Is there a single sign for an anti-neutrino in unicode ?
>> I've searched the code charts, but without luck.
> I don't think so, but let the more knowledgeable say for sure...
So far all documents I've seen do have only images (mostly converted
from latex), but I can't imagine that noone involved in particle
physics uses unicode.
BTW, just out of curiosity, if one proposes a new character, and it
is approved, how long does it take until that new character is avail-
able in the most common fonts ?
Hannes / Austria
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