On Feb 25, 2005, at 10:08 AM, Andrew Gregory wrote:
> 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 decimal.
> Webdings and similar fonts (eg Wingdings) really shouldn't be used at
> all. Always use Unicode for this sort of thing.
Thanks, Andrew, and everyone else who replied. I appreciate your time.
I'll replace with Unicode characters ASAP, then replace again with
arrow images, then check out the menu problem in Opera.
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