From: Stefan Persson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Nov 21 2004 - 07:40:54 CST
Christopher Fynn wrote:
> I've noticed, that with Windows and IE, - when going to a page with
> characters for a script for which fonts are not installed my system, IE
> will sometimes ask whether or not I want to download & install fonts for
> that script from Microsoft's web site.
> This only happens in some cases - even where the same script is
> involved. I've looked the source of some of these pages but I've never
> been able to identify just what what triggers this. Does anyone know?
I think M$ bases their guesses on what to download on the charsets used.
If e.g. EUC-JP is used, you may be asked to download a Japanese fount,
even if the page doesn't contain any Japanese characters at all, but it
a Japanese page is encoded as UTF-8 (or even as Latin-1 with NRCs), you
are not asked to download any Japanese fount. I haven't used M$ IE for
many years, though, and my memory might be wrong.
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