Re: Using combining diacritical marks and non-zero joiners in a name

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Fri Apr 11 2008 - 10:04:43 CDT

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    On Thu, 10 Apr 2008, Otto Stolz wrote:

    > - fixed-pitch: Lucida Console 1.60
    > With this setup, I can spot no difference between the
    > three browsers’ rendering of your examples.

    Everyone but you can see:
    Internet Explorer         À = À    à = à
    Firefox                  A` = À   a` = à

    > - IE has script-specific font settings; to be sure that
    > you use the same font, everywhere, you have to assign
    > it specifically for all scripts contained in your example
    > text.

    No, these settings apply only the encoding (charset) of the
    page. IE uses the Latin font for UTF-8. Define Times New Roman
    as Latin typeface - and Arial Black as Greek and Cyrillic
    typeface. Then Greek and Cyrillic letters will be displayed
    in Times New Roman for charset=utf-8 and in Arial Black
    for charset=ISO-8859-5 or -7.

    > - If a particular character is missing in the font you have
    > specified, Firefox will get it from another font, which
    > IE doesn’t.

    IE 7 does this; IE 6 did not - another difference between
    IE 7 and IE 6.

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