On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:07:14 -0500, Lowell Allen [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
> Example: <http://www.williamsauction.com/ca_all.php> -- There should be
> up arrows and down arrows at the top of each column, but the Webdings
> font isn't being used in Firefox, which shows "5" and "6". I've tried
> specifying the font with an inline style in a span -- still doesn't work.
What Firefox/Win (and, incidently, Opera) is doing is correct. Your HTML
markup has the characters '5' and '6'. They don't exist in the Webdings
font, so the browser can't display them. It might be more correct to say
that Webdings can't display ISO-8859-1 characters.
Anyway, the correct solution is to put the correct characters into the
markup, namely ▲ and ▼. I got those from the Unicode character
charts <http://www.unicode.org/charts/>, specifically the "Geometric
Shapes". Note that the hexadecimal Unicode codes need to be converted to
Webdings and similar fonts (eg Wingdings) really shouldn't be used at all.
Always use Unicode for this sort of thing.
Andrew Gregory, <URL: [EMAIL-REMOVED] >
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