From: Otto Stolz (Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de)
Date: Fri Apr 18 2008 - 10:40:30 CDT
Hello Andreas Prilop,
I had written:
> - proportional: TITUS Cyberbit Basic 3.0
> - fixed-pitch: Lucida Console 1.60
This pertains to the browser settings used for the tests.
Andreas Prilop schrieb:
> Yes - but I do not have this font.
I had also said, where you can download your complimentary copy.
> And I referred specifically to [Lucida Console 1.60]
I have supposed that you, the author, know whether your page
uses the fixed-pitch font, at all (apparently, it doesn’t).
> Firefox A` = À a` = à
> With Lucida Console!
Not so, in my installation, cf. attachments. I have
set the proportional, serif font to Lucida Console (in spite
of LC being a fixed-pitch font) to take these screen shots.
The only difference I can see is that IE 7.0 shows a
missing-character glyph for ̀ (U+00A0 U+0300),
whilst Opera 9.10 and Firefox 2.0 show a glyph, probably from
some other font. In this respect, IE 7 apparently behaves like
IE 6 (which I have not tested with Lucida Console as serif font).
> Thank you for your images - which font is it?
As I had written: TITUS Cyberbit Basic 3.0
> Please view
> with Lucida Console
> and Courier New in both Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Results in identical As + accents, from IE 7, Firefox 2.0, and Opera 9.10;
however, the graves on the Zs are missing, in Opera; down the page, IE7
shows a lot of missing-character glyphs (rectangles), but some glyphs,
e. g. Ẑ and Ǧ, apparently come from another font (perhaps Microsoft
> Compare Microsoft Sans Serif in IE and Firefox.
> Compare Palatino Linotype in IE and Firefox.
Again, IE 7 shows some glyphs from other fonts, and some missing-
character glyphs. It places some of the glyphs taken from other
fonts in wrong places. Cf. Attachments.
- The font is responsible for the placement of dthe combining accents.
- If the character to be displayed is not covered by the font, some
browsers use the pertinent glyph frome some other font, or a missing-
character glyph; IE 7 may do either, depending on the character.
- Bugs are possible, and may result in mysterious displays, such as
the small Ẑ printed on top of the capital Ẑ, in Prilop-IE7-PL.png.
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