Re: Unicode fonts

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2006 - 10:49:43 CST

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    On Tue, 25 Apr 2006, Sergiy Kuzmenko wrote:

    > I've noticed also there is a problem with displaying some Cyrillic
    > characters in native Windows applications, such as IE or Notepad. For
    > example instead of CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER IE WITH GRAVE (0x400) or
    > CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER BIG YUS (0x46a) I see only squares. Other
    > applications (Mozilla, Opera, Python IDLE) display these characters
    > faultlessly, although they are using the same system fonts. Is this
    > because Windows has built-in supports only an older version of
    > Unicode?

    This is a well-known issue with Internet Exploder 5 & 6:
    IE doesn't look into different fonts for each and every character.
    If a font claims to "support Cyrillic", then IE takes the glyphs
    only from this font - even if certain characters fail.
    and below.

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